Action or Linking? Test your Knowledge of Linking Verbs
A lesson in the differences between action and linking verbs. Examples are given showing the differences. Sentences are broken apart to show subject, predicate and object, or predicate nouns or adjectives.
• To teach the differences between action and linking verbs.
Give sentence examples with the use of each verb explained in an easy to follow way.
Have students read sentences and mark the underlined verbs as action or linking.
Students will also write their own sentences using the verb ? grow.
The objective is to see which students understand the subject by using the verb in two correct sentences ? one with an action verb, one with a linking verb.
Linking verbs are followed by nouns, pronouns or adjectives. These nouns are called predicate nouns. The adjectives are called predicate adjectives. They tell us more about the subject.
Sometimes linking verbs can also be action verbs. It depends on how the verb is used in a sentence.