linking verbs. Linking verbs connect, or
link, the subject with a word in the predicate.
Words that follow linking verbs tell something about the subject are
either nouns or adjectives. They are
called Predicate words because they appear in the predicate.
are tired. (Are links the adjective tired to the subject hands).
not confuse nouns following linking verbs with direct objects of verbs. Direct objects follow action verbs, not
The burger looks
The varnish felt
I am his only
Those apples look
VERB OR LINKING VERB:
Will you read the
poem again? _____________
were Swedes. _____________
We painted the
design on the wall. _____________
became obvious. _______________
The trainer tamed
the circus lions. _____________