Examples and Observations of Linking Verbs The Grinch is grumpy. In the movie How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the mayor of Whoville is Augustus Maywho. In the book Horton Hears a Who!, Ned McDodd is the mayor of Whoville. This lemonade tastes sour, but the cookies smell delicious. Beth felt bad and wanted to go home. Tom felt Beth's forehead and then he became upset. More items...Are linking verbs the same as helping verbs?
Linking and helping verbs are not action verbs, and there is a significant difference in their usage in the English language. A linking verb is a verb that connects the subject of a sentence to another word, or the predicate, in the same sentence to describe or identify it.