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Examples of common linking verbs

Examples of common linking verbs

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Here are some more examples of common linking verbs:

  1. Be:

    • "She is intelligent."
    • "They are friends."
    • "I am tired."
    • "The book was interesting."
    • "We will be at the party."
  2. Seem:

    • "He seems confident."
    • "The movie seems boring."
    • "They seem happy together."
    • "It seems like a good idea."
    • "She seems tired."
  3. Become:

    • "She became a doctor."
    • "He became famous overnight."
    • "They became close friends."
    • "It will become clear soon."
    • "We have become better at playing the guitar."
  4. Look:

    • "He looks tired."
    • "She looks stunning in that dress."
    • "They look happy together."
    • "It looks like rain."
    • "The house looks beautiful."
  5. Feel:

    • "I feel happy."
    • "She feels sad about the news."
    • "They feel excited about the trip."
    • "He feels nervous before exams."
    • "The fabric feels soft."
  6. Sound:

    • "The music sounds soothing."
    • "Her voice sounds melodious."
    • "It sounds like a great plan."
    • "The alarm sounds annoying."
    • "The car engine sounds strange."
  7. Remain:

    • "He remains calm under pressure."
    • "She remained silent throughout the meeting."
    • "They will remain friends forever."
    • "The issue remains unresolved."
    • "We have remained committed to our goals."
  8. Grow:

    • "The plants grow quickly in the sunlight."
    • "He grew taller over the summer."
    • "Their friendship grew stronger over time."
    • "The company grew rapidly in the market."
    • "We have grown fond of each other."


These examples showcase the usage of common linking verbs in various contexts. Remember that linking verbs connect the subject to a complement that describes or identifies it, expressing a state of being, appearance, or condition rather than an action.