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linking verb

noun

Simple Definition of linking verb

  • grammar : a verb (such as appear, be, become, feel, grow, or seem ) that connects a subject with an adjective or noun that describes or identifies the subject

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of linking verb

  1. :  a word or expression (as a form of be, become, feel, or seem) that links a subject with its predicate

Examples of linking verb in a sentence

  1. Look in you look happy and are in my favorite fruits are apples and oranges are linking verbs.



1923

First Known Use of linking verb

1923


LINKING VERB Defined for Kids

linking verb

noun

Definition of linking verb for Students

  1. :  an intransitive verb that connects a subject with a word or words in the predicate <The words “look” in “you look tired” and “are” in “my favorite fruits are apples and oranges” are linking verbs.>




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