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Linking Verbs


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Linking Verbs

  1. 1. Action vs. Linking Verbs By: Daniel C, Jeremy A, Danny S, and Mark M
  2. 2. hg <ul><li>Linking verbs do not express action. </li></ul><ul><li>Instead, they connect the subject of the verb to additional info about the subject. </li></ul><ul><li>A verb tells of an action or state of being. </li></ul><ul><li>Some verbs simply tell that something exists. </li></ul><ul><li>These verbs are called linking verbs because they link the subject with some other word or words in the sentence. </li></ul><ul><li>Linking verbs: am, are, is, was, were, been, being </li></ul>Linking Verbs
  3. 3. <ul><li>Jeremy is Jamaican. </li></ul><ul><li>The students were cramming for an exam. </li></ul><ul><li>Mark was aware the teacher was looking, so he hid his phone. </li></ul><ul><li>It seemed like it would rain. </li></ul><ul><li>My parents looked angry when I failed the quarterly exam. </li></ul>Linking Verbs Examples
  4. 4. <ul><li>A verb tells of an action or state of being. </li></ul><ul><li>An action verb tells that something is happening, has happened, or will happen. </li></ul><ul><li>Some verbs indicate action, even if the avtion is unseen. </li></ul>Action Verbs
  5. 5. <ul><li>The plane lost an engine </li></ul><ul><li>The breaks squealed . </li></ul><ul><li>The boy shot a half court shot. </li></ul><ul><li>He hit a home run. </li></ul><ul><li>Danny sprained his ankle. </li></ul>Action Verbs Examples
  6. 6. The End