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linking verb

noun

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

Full Definition of LINKING VERB

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

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

First Known Use of LINKING VERB

1923
LINKING VERB Defined for Kids

linking verb

noun

Definition of LINKING VERB for Kids

:  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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