Linking VerbsThe great equals sign of sentences
Let’s Review
Let’s Review• Action verbs tell us what the  subject is doing
Let’s Review• Action verbs tell us what the  subject is doing• Action verbs sometimes have  objects that receive the actio...
Let’s Review• Action verbs tell us what the  subject is doing• Action verbs sometimes have  objects that receive the actio...
What Are Linking Verbs?
What Are Linking Verbs?   • Linking verbs act as an equals (=)     sign in the sentence.
What Are Linking Verbs?   • Linking verbs act as an equals (=)     sign in the sentence.   • The subject is not doing anyt...
What Are Linking Verbs?   • Linking verbs act as an equals (=)     sign in the sentence.   • The subject is not doing anyt...
What Are Linking Verbs?   • Linking verbs act as an equals (=)     sign in the sentence.   • The subject is not doing anyt...
Examples of Linking Verbs
Examples of Linking Verbs    • Linking verbs include the forms      of the verb to be
Examples of Linking Verbs    • Linking verbs include the forms      of the verb to be      – is, am , was, were, are, be, ...
Examples of Linking Verbs    • Linking verbs include the forms      of the verb to be      – is, am , was, were, are, be, ...
Examples of Linking Verbs    • Linking verbs include the forms      of the verb to be      – is, am , was, were, are, be, ...
Linking Verbs in Action   • Get ready for some sentences     that use linking verbs   • In each, I’ll add arrows that     ...
Linking Verbs in Action
Linking Verbs in ActionMr. Childers is the nicest teacher in the school.
Linking Verbs in ActionMr. Childers is the nicest teacher in the school.                Here is the linking verb
Linking Verbs in Action             Mr. Childers is the subjectMr. Childers is the nicest teacher in the school.          ...
Think of the linking verb asan equals (=) sign
Linking Verbs in Action        Think of the linking verb as        an equals (=) sign
Linking Verbs in ActionMr. Childers is the nicest teacher in the school.                Think of the linking verb as      ...
Linking Verbs in ActionMr. Childers is the nicest teacher in the school.
Linking Verbs in ActionMr. Childers is the nicest teacher in the school.                Mr. Childers equals what?
Linking Verbs in ActionMr. Childers is the nicest teacher in the school.                Mr. Childers equals what?
Linking Verbs in ActionMr. Childers is the nicest teacher in the school.                Mr. Childers equals what?         ...
Important Note!• A linking verb will always have  a word in the predicate that it  links to the subject• Always• Yes, alwa...
Linking Verbs in Action
Linking Verbs in Action  The trees are beautiful in the fall.
Linking Verbs in Action  The trees are beautiful in the fall.       Linking Verb
Linking Verbs in ActionSubject  The trees are beautiful in the fall.          Linking Verb
Linking Verbs in ActionSubject  The trees are beautiful in the fall.          Linking Verb
Linking Verbs in Action                             PredicateSubject                      Adjective  The trees are beautif...
Linking Verbs in Action                              PredicateSubject                       Adjective  The trees are beaut...
Linking Verbs in Action
Linking Verbs in Action      The play was exciting.
Linking Verbs in Action      The play was exciting.     Linking Verb
Linking Verbs in ActionSubject          The play was exciting.          Linking Verb
Linking Verbs in ActionSubject          The play was exciting.          Linking Verb
Linking Verbs in Action                             PredicateSubject                      Adjective          The play was ...
Linking Verbs in Action                              PredicateSubject                       Adjective          The play wa...
Linking Verbs in Action
Linking Verbs in ActionIt seemed like a good idea at the time.
Linking Verbs in ActionIt seemed like a good idea at the time.       Linking Verb
Linking Verbs in Action         SubjectIt seemed like a good idea at the time.       Linking Verb
Linking Verbs in Action         SubjectIt seemed like a good idea at the time.       Linking Verb
Linking Verbs in Action         SubjectIt seemed like a good idea at the time.       Linking Verb
Linking Verbs in Action         SubjectIt seemed like a good idea at the time.       Linking Verb       The verb seemed li...
Linking Verbs in Action                            Predicate         Subject            AdjectiveIt seemed like a good ide...
You Try It!• I’ll give you a sentence and you  find the linking verb
You Try It!Ice cream is my favorite dessert.
YES!
YES!
Oh NO!
Oh NO!
You Try It!This water tastes funny.
YES!
YES!
Oh NO!
Oh NO!
You Try It!The report cards were terrible.
YES!
YES!
Oh NO!
Oh NO!
You Try It!That couple seems pleasant.
YES!
YES!
Oh NO!
Oh NO!
You Try It!We were delirious with joy!
YES!
YES!
Oh NO!
Oh NO!
Need Another Clue• There is a way to find out if the  word you are looking at is a  linking verb or not
Substitution
Substitution• If you can substitute is, am, or  are for the word you think is a  linking verb, and the sentence  still mak...
Substitution• If you can substitute is, am, or  are for the word you think is a  linking verb, and the sentence  still mak...
Is, Am, Are
Is, Am, Are• Here is a sentence
Is, Am, Are• Here is a sentence     The pie smells delicious
Is, Am, Are• Here is a sentence     The pie smells delicious       If we think smells is a       linking verb, let’s      ...
Is, Am, Are• Here is a sentence
Is, Am, Are• Here is a sentence    The pie is delicious
Is, Am, Are• Here is a sentence    The pie is delicious    The sentence still makes    sense, so smells is a    linking verb
Is, Am, Are
Is, Am, Are• Now let’s try one that doesn’t  work
Is, Am, Are  • Now let’s try one that doesn’t    workThe meatloaf smells like it is overcooked.
Is, Am, Are  • Now let’s try one that doesn’t    workThe meatloaf smells like it is overcooked.          We still have sme...
Is, Am, Are  • Now let’s try one that doesn’t    workThe meatloaf smells like it is overcooked.          We still have sme...
Is, Am, AreThe meatloaf is like it is overcooked.
Is, Am, AreThe meatloaf is like it is overcooked.        This time is doesn’t make        sense, so the verb is not a     ...
Let’s Re-Cap
Let’s Re-Cap• Linking verbs act as equal (=) signs  between a noun in the subject and a  noun or adjective
Let’s Re-Cap• Linking verbs act as equal (=) signs  between a noun in the subject and a  noun or adjective
Let’s Re-Cap• Linking verbs act as equal (=) signs  between a noun in the subject and a  noun or adjective• Linking verbs ...
Let’s Re-Cap• Linking verbs act as equal (=) signs  between a noun in the subject and a  noun or adjective• Linking verbs ...
Let’s Re-Cap• Linking verbs act as equal (=) signs  between a noun in the subject and a  noun or adjective• Linking verbs ...
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  • linkingverbs

    1. 1. Linking VerbsThe great equals sign of sentences
    2. 2. Let’s Review
    3. 3. Let’s Review• Action verbs tell us what the subject is doing
    4. 4. Let’s Review• Action verbs tell us what the subject is doing• Action verbs sometimes have objects that receive the action of the subject
    5. 5. Let’s Review• Action verbs tell us what the subject is doing• Action verbs sometimes have objects that receive the action of the subject• Action verbs can be found by asking the question, “Can I…?”
    6. 6. What Are Linking Verbs?
    7. 7. What Are Linking Verbs? • Linking verbs act as an equals (=) sign in the sentence.
    8. 8. What Are Linking Verbs? • Linking verbs act as an equals (=) sign in the sentence. • The subject is not doing anything. Instead, it is or is like something else in the sentence
    9. 9. What Are Linking Verbs? • Linking verbs act as an equals (=) sign in the sentence. • The subject is not doing anything. Instead, it is or is like something else in the sentence • Linking verbs tell us that the subject has a word in the predicate that renames it (a noun) or describes it (an adjective)
    10. 10. What Are Linking Verbs? • Linking verbs act as an equals (=) sign in the sentence. • The subject is not doing anything. Instead, it is or is like something else in the sentence • Linking verbs tell us that the subject has a word in the predicate that renames it (a noun) or describes it (an adjective) • In other words, they are equal
    11. 11. Examples of Linking Verbs
    12. 12. Examples of Linking Verbs • Linking verbs include the forms of the verb to be
    13. 13. Examples of Linking Verbs • Linking verbs include the forms of the verb to be – is, am , was, were, are, be, being, been
    14. 14. Examples of Linking Verbs • Linking verbs include the forms of the verb to be – is, am , was, were, are, be, being, been • Linking verbs are also related to the senses
    15. 15. Examples of Linking Verbs • Linking verbs include the forms of the verb to be – is, am , was, were, are, be, being, been • Linking verbs are also related to the senses – tastes, smells, looks, feels, sounds, seems, and more
    16. 16. Linking Verbs in Action • Get ready for some sentences that use linking verbs • In each, I’ll add arrows that show which words are linked, or equal, in the sentence
    17. 17. Linking Verbs in Action
    18. 18. Linking Verbs in ActionMr. Childers is the nicest teacher in the school.
    19. 19. Linking Verbs in ActionMr. Childers is the nicest teacher in the school. Here is the linking verb
    20. 20. Linking Verbs in Action Mr. Childers is the subjectMr. Childers is the nicest teacher in the school. Here is the linking verb
    21. 21. Think of the linking verb asan equals (=) sign
    22. 22. Linking Verbs in Action Think of the linking verb as an equals (=) sign
    23. 23. Linking Verbs in ActionMr. Childers is the nicest teacher in the school. Think of the linking verb as an equals (=) sign
    24. 24. Linking Verbs in ActionMr. Childers is the nicest teacher in the school.
    25. 25. Linking Verbs in ActionMr. Childers is the nicest teacher in the school. Mr. Childers equals what?
    26. 26. Linking Verbs in ActionMr. Childers is the nicest teacher in the school. Mr. Childers equals what?
    27. 27. Linking Verbs in ActionMr. Childers is the nicest teacher in the school. Mr. Childers equals what? Teacher is a noun in the predicate that renames the subject, so we call it a predicate nominative
    28. 28. Important Note!• A linking verb will always have a word in the predicate that it links to the subject• Always• Yes, always• Let’s see how linking verbs work in some sentences
    29. 29. Linking Verbs in Action
    30. 30. Linking Verbs in Action The trees are beautiful in the fall.
    31. 31. Linking Verbs in Action The trees are beautiful in the fall. Linking Verb
    32. 32. Linking Verbs in ActionSubject The trees are beautiful in the fall. Linking Verb
    33. 33. Linking Verbs in ActionSubject The trees are beautiful in the fall. Linking Verb
    34. 34. Linking Verbs in Action PredicateSubject Adjective The trees are beautiful in the fall. Linking Verb
    35. 35. Linking Verbs in Action PredicateSubject Adjective The trees are beautiful in the fall. Linking Verb The verb are links an adjective in the predicate with the subject
    36. 36. Linking Verbs in Action
    37. 37. Linking Verbs in Action The play was exciting.
    38. 38. Linking Verbs in Action The play was exciting. Linking Verb
    39. 39. Linking Verbs in ActionSubject The play was exciting. Linking Verb
    40. 40. Linking Verbs in ActionSubject The play was exciting. Linking Verb
    41. 41. Linking Verbs in Action PredicateSubject Adjective The play was exciting. Linking Verb
    42. 42. Linking Verbs in Action PredicateSubject Adjective The play was exciting. Linking Verb The verb was links an adjective in the predicate with the subject
    43. 43. Linking Verbs in Action
    44. 44. Linking Verbs in ActionIt seemed like a good idea at the time.
    45. 45. Linking Verbs in ActionIt seemed like a good idea at the time. Linking Verb
    46. 46. Linking Verbs in Action SubjectIt seemed like a good idea at the time. Linking Verb
    47. 47. Linking Verbs in Action SubjectIt seemed like a good idea at the time. Linking Verb
    48. 48. Linking Verbs in Action SubjectIt seemed like a good idea at the time. Linking Verb
    49. 49. Linking Verbs in Action SubjectIt seemed like a good idea at the time. Linking Verb The verb seemed links a noun in the predicate with the subject
    50. 50. Linking Verbs in Action Predicate Subject AdjectiveIt seemed like a good idea at the time. Linking Verb The verb seemed links a noun in the predicate with the subject
    51. 51. You Try It!• I’ll give you a sentence and you find the linking verb
    52. 52. You Try It!Ice cream is my favorite dessert.
    53. 53. YES!
    54. 54. YES!
    55. 55. Oh NO!
    56. 56. Oh NO!
    57. 57. You Try It!This water tastes funny.
    58. 58. YES!
    59. 59. YES!
    60. 60. Oh NO!
    61. 61. Oh NO!
    62. 62. You Try It!The report cards were terrible.
    63. 63. YES!
    64. 64. YES!
    65. 65. Oh NO!
    66. 66. Oh NO!
    67. 67. You Try It!That couple seems pleasant.
    68. 68. YES!
    69. 69. YES!
    70. 70. Oh NO!
    71. 71. Oh NO!
    72. 72. You Try It!We were delirious with joy!
    73. 73. YES!
    74. 74. YES!
    75. 75. Oh NO!
    76. 76. Oh NO!
    77. 77. Need Another Clue• There is a way to find out if the word you are looking at is a linking verb or not
    78. 78. Substitution
    79. 79. Substitution• If you can substitute is, am, or are for the word you think is a linking verb, and the sentence still makes sense…you are probably right!
    80. 80. Substitution• If you can substitute is, am, or are for the word you think is a linking verb, and the sentence still makes sense…you are probably right!• Let’s try that before we quit
    81. 81. Is, Am, Are
    82. 82. Is, Am, Are• Here is a sentence
    83. 83. Is, Am, Are• Here is a sentence The pie smells delicious
    84. 84. Is, Am, Are• Here is a sentence The pie smells delicious If we think smells is a linking verb, let’s substitute one of our words and see if it still makes sense
    85. 85. Is, Am, Are• Here is a sentence
    86. 86. Is, Am, Are• Here is a sentence The pie is delicious
    87. 87. Is, Am, Are• Here is a sentence The pie is delicious The sentence still makes sense, so smells is a linking verb
    88. 88. Is, Am, Are
    89. 89. Is, Am, Are• Now let’s try one that doesn’t work
    90. 90. Is, Am, Are • Now let’s try one that doesn’t workThe meatloaf smells like it is overcooked.
    91. 91. Is, Am, Are • Now let’s try one that doesn’t workThe meatloaf smells like it is overcooked. We still have smells as a verb
    92. 92. Is, Am, Are • Now let’s try one that doesn’t workThe meatloaf smells like it is overcooked. We still have smells as a verb Let’s substitute again
    93. 93. Is, Am, AreThe meatloaf is like it is overcooked.
    94. 94. Is, Am, AreThe meatloaf is like it is overcooked. This time is doesn’t make sense, so the verb is not a linking verb
    95. 95. Let’s Re-Cap
    96. 96. Let’s Re-Cap• Linking verbs act as equal (=) signs between a noun in the subject and a noun or adjective
    97. 97. Let’s Re-Cap• Linking verbs act as equal (=) signs between a noun in the subject and a noun or adjective
    98. 98. Let’s Re-Cap• Linking verbs act as equal (=) signs between a noun in the subject and a noun or adjective• Linking verbs do NOT show action
    99. 99. Let’s Re-Cap• Linking verbs act as equal (=) signs between a noun in the subject and a noun or adjective• Linking verbs do NOT show action• Linking verbs tell us that something is or is like something else
    100. 100. Let’s Re-Cap• Linking verbs act as equal (=) signs between a noun in the subject and a noun or adjective• Linking verbs do NOT show action• Linking verbs tell us that something is or is like something else• We can substitute is, am, or are to see if a verb is linking

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