What Are Linking Verbs? - Definition & Examples


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Which sentence contains a linking verb?

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What is the subject complement in this sentence?

Kaylee and Ariana seemed afraid of the big bad wolf.

2. What is the job of the linking verb?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Besides action verbs, there are linking verbs. The questions in this quiz will ask you about what linking verbs are, when they are used in a sentence, and how to identify them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The definition of a subject complement
  • Your ability to identify a sentence containing a linking verb
  • The purpose of a linking verb
  • Your proficiency in identifying the subject complement in a sentence

Skills Practiced

These assessments give you the opportunity to practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as subject complement and linking verb
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify sentences that contain linking verbs
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the role of a linking verb and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

For more information about linking verbs, review the lesson associated with this quiz called What Are Linking Verbs? - Definition & Examples. The lesson will cover:

  • Nouns and pronouns
  • Predicate nominatives
  • Predicate adjectives
  • Tricks for identifying a linking verb