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...What are the most common linking verbs?
The most common linking verbs are. The most common linking verbs are forms of the verb to be: am, is, are, was, were, being, been. Other common linking verbs include: appear, become, feel, grow, look, remain, seem, smell, sound, stay, taste, and turn.