WHAT FOLLOWS A LINKING VERB? A linking verb (known as a copula) is normally followed by either aCOMPLEMENT (which may be either a noun or an adjective), or anADVERBIAL. For …example, in He is my father, 'is' is the linkingverb and 'my father' is the Complement (noun phrase). Similarly, inDavid is happy, 'is' is the linking verb and 'happy' is thecomplement (adjective). As in those examples, the linking verb ismost often a form of 'be', although 'become', 'feel', seem' arealso commonly used linking verbs. As those examples show, theComplement tells you about the subject, either by renaming it(father) or by describing it (happy). The analysis in both isS-V-C. The other structure that may follow a linking verb is an Adverbialwhich typically tells you where the subject is, for example in Johnis in the garden, 'is' is again the linking verb and theprepositional phrase 'in the garden' an adverbial. This time thesentence would be analysed S-V-A. WHAT FOLLOWS AN ACTION VERB? Most verbs are not in fact linking verbs. One type of non-linkingverb is the dynamic verb (sometimes called an action verb). Herethe subject is actively involved in a specific action, e.g. 'kick,'run', 'eat'. Often, action verbs require something to completetheir meaning, but sometimes they don't. The important thing is tolook at how the verb is being used. For example, the verb phrase'is eating' can be used in three different ways: 1. With an object: in Alan is eating his lunch, 'is eating' is anaction verb and 'his lunch' is an object. The sentence is thusanalysed as S-V-O. When verbs are used like this with an objectthey are said to be 'transitive'. 2. Without an object: in Alan is eating, 'is eating' is the actionverb, but this time nothing follows the verb. The sentence analysishere is S-V. When verbs are used that way, they are said to be'intransitive'. 3. With an adverbial: in Alan is eating in the garden, 'is eating'is again the action verb and the prepositional phrase 'in thegarden' an adverbial, thus S-V-A. A linking verb is normally followed by either a predicate noun or apredicate adjective. Example: He is my father. IS (linking verb) father (predicate noun). Thus the Sentence pattern is Subject (He) - Linking Verb (father) -Predicate Noun (father) or S-LV-PN. another Example: She seems tired. SEEMS (linking verb) TIRED (predicate adjective). Thus the sentence pattern is: Subject (She) - Linking Verb (seems)- Predicate Adjective (tired) or S-LV-PA. It would be good to note that both predicate noun and predicateadjective are considered Subjective Complements (C) So the sentencepatterns for both may appear: S-LV-C. On the other hand, an actionverb may be followed by a direct object. Example: John threw a ball . THREW (action verb) BALL (direct object). Thus the sentence pattern is Subject (John) - Transitive Verb(threw) - Direct Object (ball) simply put: S-TV-DO
in englis what is the meaning of action and linking?
The easy way to recognize a linking verb is that a linking verb acts as an equals sign, the object is a different form of the subject (Mary is my sister. Mary=sister); or the …subject becomes the object (My feet got wet. feet->wet).
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Replace the verb with is, am, are, was, or were - if the sentence still makes sense, then it is a linking verb, if not it is an action verb Example: Anne grew weak. Anne… grew lettuce. | | | | Anne is weak. Anne is lettuce. Makes sense; linking verb. Doesn't make sense; action verb Hope I helped ^_^
Fell is a action verb.
Am is a linking verb.
Was is a linking verb.
if it is action or not
The verb 'appeared' is both a linking verb and an action verb. The easy way to recognize a linking verb is that a linking verb acts as an equals sign, the object of the verb …is a different form of the subject (Mary is my sister. Mary=sister); or the subject becomes the object (My feet got wet. feet->wet); for example: Susan appeared confident during the debate. (Susan->confident) The verb 'appeared' is an action verb because it is a word for the 'act of' appearing. Appeared is not always a linking verb but appeared is always an action verb. Another example: Susan appeared out of nowhere. (appeared is not a linking verb; 'out of nowhere' is not Susan or a form of Susan)
Action verbs are words like run, skip, walk, eat. Linking verbs are words like am, is, are, was, were. Also the forms of become and seem are always linking verbs.
The word stop is an action verb. The easy way to recognize a linking verb is that a linking verb acts acts as an equals sign, the object is a different form of the subject (M…ary is my sister. Mary=sister); or the subject becomes the object (My feet got wet. feet->wet). In the sentence: We will stop for lunch. We are not and don't become lunch.
No it isn't. An action verb is something that you can physically do, like jump, spin, or ask. A linking verb is something that you are, like is, are, or was.
An action verb shows action. Ex. dance, sing, act, study, cook, etc. Selenia knows how to dance. * dance is the action verb... A linking verb does not show action. It links t…he subject of the sentence to a word in the predicate. Ex. are, were, is, am, etc. The students are going to a field trip. * are is the linking verb.
An action verb shows activity-- it shows the subject doing something: to run, to dance, to eat, to climb, etc. Jerry ran for the bus. Maria eats her lunch in the cafeteria. A …linking verb shows no action-- it only shows the state of being of the subject. You can tell a linking verb because it has "is" or "are" or "was" or "were": David is happy. The twins are cute. We were busy last week.