Linking Verbs

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What is the difference between linking and action verbs? Learners explore the relationship between linking verbs and the subject of a sentence with this exercise. Focusing mainly on words that can be used as both action and linking verbs, the exercise asks learners to determine what type of verb is being used in each sentence.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Pupils might find this exercise to be tricky, so go through the example and first few sentences together
  • Assign this page for a warm-up or as homework
Classroom Considerations

  • While answers are provided on the second page, the key is oddly tiny; you may have to spend a moment figuring out what it says

  • Answers are provided
  • The exercise includes an example that shows a verb being used as a linking verb and an action verb

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