Action and Linking Verbs
A complete sentence has a subject and a predicate. The main word in the predicate is a verb.
Action verbs tell what the subject does.
The little boy cried often.
Linking verbs link, or join, the subject to a word or words in the predicate. It tells what the subject is or is like.
He was a good sport.
Action verbs show actions that are physical or mental.
Common linking verbs are forms of the verb be (am, is, are, was, were)
Some verbs can be linking verbs or action verbs.
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