Thursday, March 3, 2011

Explanation of LINKING VERBS

Linking Verbs link the subject and subject complement
example:
He looks sad. --> "looks" links "he" and "sad" (He is sad)
The news sounds great. --> "sounds" links "the news" and "great" (The news is great)

FORMULAS:
1. S + LV + Adverbial
example:
I am in the bedroom.
The party is at three o'clock.
My parents stayed in Semarang.

2. S + LV + Complement
Complement:
a. Noun Phrase
b. Adjectives
example:
She became a beggar.
Your house looks very clean.
They stayed calm.

LIST OF THE MOST COMMON LINKING VERBS:
Appear = He appeared happy.
Be = We were at school.
Feel = They feel tired.
Look = She looks very angry.
Remain = The students remained silent.
Seem = The test seems very easy.
Smell = The perfume smells fresh.
Sound = She sounded very surprise.
Stay = Everybody stays healthy.
Taste = This mango tastes sour.
Get = I get angry.
Turn = His hair turned gray.

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