linking verb

noun

Definition of linking verb

:a word or expression (such 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.

First Known Use of linking verb

1923


LINKING VERB Defined for English Language Learners

linking verb

noun

Definition of linking verb for English Language Learners

  • 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


LINKING VERB Defined for Kids

linking verb

noun

Definition of linking verb for Students

: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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