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  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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