How to Identify & Replace Linking Verbs


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What is a linking verb?

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How could you remove the linking verb from this sentence?

Tet called the doctor. The doctor is famous.

2. Which set of sentences would be better if the author replaced a linking verb?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Linking verbs are important grammatical 'connectors' that help to convey the meaning of a sentence. These assessments will check what you know about linking verbs and the different ways they can be used or removed to improve sentence structure.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions check your ability to:

  • Replace a linking verb with an appositive
  • Remove a linking verb to improve a sentence
  • Improve a sentence by replacing a linking verb

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the key term, linking verb
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the replacement of linking verbs
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on linking verbs

Additional Learning

Increase your grammar efficacy by completing the lesson titled How to Identify & Replace Linking Verbs. The following objectives will be covered:

  • Understand the function of a linking verb
  • Review sentence combinations
  • Know what a predicate adjective is