Definition of Linking Verb
A linking verb is a finite verb which does not indicate any action rather describes the subject itself. It creates a link between the subject and the rest of the sentence.
Generally, linking verbs are the ‘be verbs’ working as the principle verb of the sentence.
Examples of Linking Verb
- Alberto was a great philosopher.
- He had many talents but he could not utilize them.
- That dish seemed delicious but we could eat that.
- You looked pale yesterday but you are glowing today.
- It appears to be a broken piece of glass.
- I am sorry that I will not be able to attend the ceremony tomorrow.
- I have some very important works to do.
- We remained behind as the rest of the players went ahead.
- It sounds like a good idea to me.
- You have become obsessed with that book lately.
- The macaroni smells really good.
- It also tastes good but you should eat not eat it too much.
- He grew up in his village but now he stays in the city.
- You have been always kind to me and I am grateful to you.
- He had great ambitions but his efforts were not as good as his ambition.
- Ambitions are good if your efforts are worthy.
- Over-eating is one of the bad habits I have developed in this year.
- He was the most consistent batsman of our team.
- Now he is out of form.
- I have an umbrella that opens with my fingerprint.