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Linking Verb Song. (To the Tune of London Bridges Falling Down or We Will Rock You) Am, are, is, was, were (and) be Forms of be Forms of be Taste, smell, sound, seem, look, feel, say Become, grow, appear, remain.What is an example of a linking and helping verb?
For instance, is, am, are, was, were, be, been, and being can be linking and helping verbs depending on the context of the sentence. You can use linking and helping verbs separately or in the same sentence. Linking verbs and helping verbs have different functions, but some linking verbs are also helping verbs.How many linking verbs are there in the English language?
There are 23 total linking verbs in the English language. This total is made up of about eight verbs that are always linking. Examples include become, seem, and any form of the verb to be like am, is, are, was, were, and has been. Additionally, this total includes about 15 more verbs that can also be action or helping verbs.How do you know if a verb is an action verb?
A quick and easy test is to replace the verb in the sentence that you suspect is a linking verb with a true linking verb. If the sentence still makes sense, it is a linking verb. If it isn't logical with the substitution, it's an action verb.