Reminder: Action Verbs • “indicate the action of a person or thing; action can be physical or mental” Kyliescored a goal in yesterday’s soccer game. Rachel’s hopessoared high after receiving an A on her Vocabulary test
Linking Verbs • “connect a subject to a word that identifies or describes the subject” Konnorisfunny during homeroom. Logan and Ryan seemedtired in class yesterday.
Distinguishing Between Action Verbs and Linking Verbs • Some verbs can be used as either linking verbs or action verbs. Linking: The tyrantfeltthreatened. (Felt links tyrant and threatened) Action: The tyrantfelt the sword. (The tyrant performed an action of feeling the sword)
More Examples Linking: The studentsgrewunhappy. (Grew links students and unhappy) Action: The peoplegrew crops. (The people performed an action)
To test whether a verb is a linking verb or an action verb, replace the verb with is, am, or are. If a sentence still makes sense, then the verb is a linking verb. Examples: The tyrantgrewthreatened. (Linking Verb) The tyrantisthreatened. The studentsfelt the sharp edges of the desk. (AV) The studentsare the sharp edges of the desk.
Forms of “to be” and Other Linking Verbs Other Linking Verbs: Forms of “to be” Appear Is Become Am Grow Are Feel Was Look Were Remain Be Seem Being Smell Been Sound Stay Taste Grammar Quiz on these: Turn Wednesday, November 2
Exercises • Arachne’s fame became so great that people came from far and wide to watch her work. • Even the graceful nymphs would peep shyly through the doorways to watch her. • Arachneseemed gifted. • Her hands stayed still as everyone watched her. • Arachne stayed in her seat while she worked.