We are familiar with most verbs being “action words”.
I went to the store. I played soccer in the park.
Linking verbs are different from action words.
What are linking verbs?
Linking verbs connect a subject and further information about that subject.
The verb ‘to be’ (am, is, are, was, were) is the most common linking verb.
The car is red.
More linking verbs
The verbs “to become” and “to seem” are also linking verbs.
I have become weary of all your complaining.
The new girl seems like a friendly person.
Here are the most common linking verbs with examples:
Action or linking verb worksheets
In our grade 4 grammar section, we have a series of worksheets where students have to determine if the verb in each sentence is an action verb or a linking verb.