| Linking/Action Verbs Practice
Linking Verb: A linking verb is a verb that links a word in the predicate to the subject. That word will either be a noun (predicate noun), which will rename the subject or an adjective (predicate adjective), which will describe the subject.
Action Verb: A verb that shows action. It may or may not have a noun or pronoun following it that receives the action of the verb (direct object).
There are some words (sense words) that will be linking or action verbs depending on how they are used in a sentence. For example:
Mary seems to like the house.
The house seems large.
Write down the verbs in the following sentences. Then tell whether they are action or linking verbs.
1. The ghost appeared in the doorway.