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Linking Verbs List & Flashcards

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Identify whether the italicized verb below is acting as a linking verb or an action verb.

Those flowers look beautiful.

Linking verb.

The flowers are not doing the action of looking, so 'look' is a linking verb here.

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Identify the linking verb in the sentence below:

We become tired after a full day of school.

Become
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Identify the action and linking verbs in the sentence below:

Susan tastes the food because it smells delicious.

Taste is the action verb. (Susan actively tastes the food).

Smells is the linking verb. (The food isn't using its nose to smell; 'smell' is linking the food to a descriptive word.)

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Identify the linking verb in the sentence below:

She appears sad even though she plays with her friends.

Appears
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The who or what that 'does' the verb is the _____. (For example, the person who fights, or the student that feels.)
Subject
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Unlike an action verb, a _____ verb does not express an action. Rather, it links a subject and other words in a sentence.
Linking
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When a verb conveys an action (running, leaping, fighting), it is called an _____ verb.
Action
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A word that expresses something that is happening is a _____.
Verb
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Flashcard Content Overview

Are you studying the difference between action verbs, linking verbs, and helping verbs? This flashcard set focuses specifically on linking verbs. You can use these flashcards to review what a linking verb is and how to find it in a sentence. You can also practice picking out the linking verb in sample sentences.

Front
Back
A word that expresses something that is happening is a _____.
Verb
When a verb conveys an action (running, leaping, fighting), it is called an _____ verb.
Action
Unlike an action verb, a _____ verb does not express an action. Rather, it links a subject and other words in a sentence.
Linking
The who or what that 'does' the verb is the _____. (For example, the person who fights, or the student that feels.)
Subject

Identify the linking verb in the sentence below:

She appears sad even though she plays with her friends.

Appears

Identify the action and linking verbs in the sentence below:

Susan tastes the food because it smells delicious.

Taste is the action verb. (Susan actively tastes the food).

Smells is the linking verb. (The food isn't using its nose to smell; 'smell' is linking the food to a descriptive word.)

Identify the linking verb in the sentence below:

We become tired after a full day of school.

Become

Identify whether the italicized verb below is acting as a linking verb or an action verb.

Those flowers look beautiful.

Linking verb.

The flowers are not doing the action of looking, so 'look' is a linking verb here.

Identify whether the italicized verb below is acting as a linking verb or an action verb.

Thomas looks at the beautiful flowers.

Action verb. Thomas is a subject who does an action: looking.

Identify whether the italicized verb below is a linking verb or an action verb.

Tiffany is prepared for her test.

Linking verb.

Identify whether the italicized verb below is a linking verb or an action verb.

Marcus studies for his test.

Action verb.

Identify the linking verb in the sentence below:

You sound excited.

Sound

Identify the linking verb or verbs in the sentence below:

Sheila dances often, but it appears that she is too exhausted right now.

'Appears' and 'is'.

Identify the linking verb or verbs in the sentences below:

We eat, laugh, and joke. We are a happy bunch!

Are

Identify whether the italicized verb below is a linking verb or an action verb.

I feel sick.

Linking verb.

Identify whether the italicized verb below is a linking verb or an action verb.

Lulu thinks about her day.

Action verb.

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