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Linking Verb Examples

Examples 

Here are examples of linking verbs in sentences with the linking verbs bolded:

  • William is excited about his promotion.
  • She appears upset about the announcement.
  • The eggs smell rotten.
  • He went red after tripping on the rug.
  • Your plans for the wedding sound nice.
  • You look exhausted after studying all night.
  • I am putty in his hands.
  • Maria might have been more forthcoming with the news.
  • Tom acted nervous when the teacher found the note.
  • The audience fell silent when the conductor walked on stage.
  • Dreams come true when we believe in them.
  • The crowd stayed calm in spite of the imminent threat.
  • All the children seem satisfied with the bouncy castle.
  • Bob felt sleepy after eating the whole pizza.
  • The cinnamon rolls taste heavenly.
  • Building the house proves difficult for them.
  • Anthony has been a dream the last few weeks.
  • The spectators remained silent after the injury on the field.
  • He became suspicious when he saw the safe was open.
  • All the kittens were playful.
  • The theater gets dark when the show is about to begin. 
  • Some couples are lucky enough to grow old together. 
  • I feel worthy when the boss compliments me.
  • The weather was accommodating and the party continued.
  • The embers turn ashy as they cool.
  • You are being very foolish to believe her.
  • Mary waxed nostalgic on her 50th birthday.
  • Your friend might be disappointed if you don’t go.
  • Sometimes, kids act foolish.
  • We are dismayed about the foreclosure.
  • The tests indicate that your child is gifted.
  • Martin does like very spicy food. 
  • Jumping into a pond could be dangerous.
  • Most children get cranky when they are sleepy.
  • After the snowstorm, the roads were slippery.
  • A flaw in the design appeared to be the cause of the collapse.
  • The vegetables in the bin looked disgusting and spoiled.
  • They shall be happy ever after.
  • Riding in a car will be safer with a seat belt.
  • The police department is getting tough on crime.
  • She remains faithful, even though it has been two years since he left.

More Linking Verbs

  • Act
  • Acted
  • Am
  • Appear
  • Appeared to be
  • Has appeared
  • Have appeared
  • Should have appeared
  • Are
  • Are being
  • Be
  • Become
  • Became
  • Has become
  • Have become
  • Had become
  • Will become
  • Will have become
  • Can be
  • Come
  • Could have come
  • Could be
  • Do
  • Does  
  • Did
  • Fall
  • Feel
  • Fell
  • Felt 
  • Get
  • Go
  • Got
  • Is getting
  • Grew
  • Grow  
  • Had
  • Had been
  • Has
  • Has been
  • Have
  • Have been
  • Indicate
  • Is
  • Is being
  • Keep
  • Look
  • Looked
  • May be 
  • Might be 
  • Might have been
  • Must 
  • Prove
  • Remain
  • Remained
  • Seem
  • Seemed
  • Seeming
  • Seems
  • Has seemed
  • Have seemed
  • Had seemed
  • Will seem
  • Shall be
  • Shall have been
  • Should be
  • Should have been
  • Smell
  • Sound
  • Stay
  • Stayed
  • Taste
  • Tasted
  • Turn
  • Was
  • Was being
  • Wax
  • Waxed
  • Went
  • Were
  • Will be
  • Will have been 
  • Would be
Category: Linking verbs | Added by: Teacher_Koce (2014-08-11)
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