Review: Linking Verbs

 

 

1. Frankenstein is the name of the scientist not the monster.

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Answer:

The answer Yes, this is a linking verb is correct.

Explanation:

The verb "be" is usually used as a linking verb. The noun phrase "the name of the scientist not the monster" is a subject complement that identifies the proper noun "Frankenstein."

 

 

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Answer:

The answer No, this is not a linking verb is not correct.

Explanation:

The verb "be" is usually used as a linking verb. The noun phrase "the name of the scientist not the monster" is a subject complement that identifies the proper noun "Frankenstein."

 

 

 

 

2. The oenophile tasted several types of Beaujolais.

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Answer:

The answer Yes, this is a linking verb is not correct.

Explanation:

The verb "tasted" is accompanied by a noun phrase ("several types of Beaujolais") that acts as a direct object.

 

 

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Answer:

The answer No, this is not a linking verb is correct.

Explanation:

The verb "tasted" is accompanied by a noun phrase ("several types of Beaujolais") that acts as a direct object.

 

 

 

 

3. Francine's uncle grows prize winning dahlias.

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Answer:

The answer Yes, this is a linking verb is not correct.

Explanation:

Here the verb "grows" is used as a transitive verb and takes the noun phrase "prize winning dahlias" as a direct object.

 

 

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Answer:

The answer No, this is not a linking verb is correct.

Explanation:

Here the verb "grows" is used as a transitive verb and takes the noun phrase "prize winning dahlias" as a direct object.

 

 

 

 

4. The cheesecake tastes delicious.

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Answer:

The answer Yes, this is a linking verb is correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the verb "tastes" is used as a linking verb. The adjective "delicious" is a subject complement that identifies the subject of the sentence, "the cheesecake."

 

 

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Answer:

The answer No, this is not a linking verb is not correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the verb "tastes" is used as a linking verb. The adjective "delicious" is a subject complement that identifies the subject of the sentence, "the cheesecake."

 

 

 

 

5. After smoking three cigars, Flannery turned green.

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Answer:

The answer Yes, this is a linking verb is correct.

Explanation:

Here the verb "turned" is used as a linking verb and the adjective "green" is a subject complement that defines the subject "Flannery."

 

 

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Answer:

The answer No, this is not a linking verb is not correct.

Explanation:

Here the verb "turned" is used as a linking verb and the adjective "green" is a subject complement that defines the subject "Flannery."

 

 

 

 

6. The cat fastidiously smelled the dish of food placed before it.

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Answer:

The answer Yes, this is a linking verb is not correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the verb "smelled" is used as a transitive verb and takes the noun phrase "the dish of food" as a direct object.

 

 

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Answer:

The answer No, this is not a linking verb is correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the verb "smelled" is used as a transitive verb and takes the noun phrase "the dish of food" as a direct object.

 

 

 

 

7. The flowers always grow quickly during a sunny summer.

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Answer:

The answer Yes, this is a linking verb is not correct.

Explanation:

Here the verb "grow" is used as an intransitive verb and is accompanied by the phrase "quickly during a sunny summer," which acts as an adverb.

 

 

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Answer:

The answer No, this is not a linking verb is correct.

Explanation:

Here the verb "grow" is used as an intransitive verb and is accompanied by the phrase "quickly during a sunny summer," which acts as an adverb.

 

 

 

 

8. The stew that Gordon made smells too spicy to me.

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Answer:

The answer Yes, this is a linking verb is correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the verb "smells" is used as a linking verb and the phrase "too spicy" is a subject complement that identifies the nature of the stew. The dependent clause "that Gordon made" functions as an adjective defining the nature of the stew.

 

 

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Answer:

The answer No, this is not a linking verb is not correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the verb "smells" is used as a linking verb and the phrase "too spicy" is a subject complement that identifies the nature of the stew. The dependent clause "that Gordon made" functions as an adjective defining the nature of the stew.

 

 

 

 

9. Walter was annoyed because Ross turned pages too quickly.

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Answer:

The answer Yes, this is a linking verb is not correct.

Explanation:

Here the verb "turned" is used as a transitive verb and takes the direct object "pages."

 

 

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Answer:

The answer No, this is not a linking verb is correct.

Explanation:

Here the verb "turned" is used as a transitive verb and takes the direct object "pages."

 

 

 

 

10. David Garrick was a very prominent eighteenth-century actor.

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Answer:

The answer Yes, this is a linking verb is correct.

Explanation:

The verb "be" is usually used as a linking verb. The noun phrase "a very prominent eighteenth-century actor" is a subject complement that identifies the proper noun "David Garrick."

 

 

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Answer:

The answer No, this is not a linking verb is not correct.

Explanation:

The verb "be" is usually used as a linking verb. The noun phrase "a very prominent eighteenth-century actor" is a subject complement that identifies the proper noun "David Garrick."