linking verb


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

“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, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of linking verb was in 1923

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“Linking verb.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners 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

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Kids Definition of linking verb

: 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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