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What is a linking verb?

A linking verb is usually a form of "be," "become," or "seem" that identifies or links the predicate complement (either a nominative or adjective) of a sentence with the subject. Example: Achilles is a lion. Is links Achilles with lion or identifies Achilles with a lion. Achilles is the subject of the sentence and is a lion is the predicate. Other verbs that can serve as linking verbs include: come, feel, get, go, grow, lie, look, prove, remain, sound, stay, and turn. A linking verb is also called a copula or copulative verb.

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