(This has been on my blog for a pretty long time, but someone commented and told me I left out the verb being . . . so I fixed it.)
Do you know the difference between linking verbs and helping verbs? Here is a list of each taken from Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio.
I found this answer, linking verbs are used by themselves, in contrast to helping verbs, which come before another verb: was running.
1) Common Linking Verbs:
shall have been
will have been
*Note: There are other combinations of some of
these linking verbs--for example:
could have become
should have appeared
should have been
2) Sensory Linking Verbs:
3) Less Common Linking Verbs:
good job, very helpful
Posted by: Zamzam M. Farah at April 14, 2008 4:19 PM
thx a bunch helped alot!
Posted by: zepplinfan7 at October 2, 2008 9:21 PM
God bless you, and this information is very helpful because I have a test on Friday about Helping and Linking verbs so this was helpful.
Posted by: candy at November 19, 2008 7:45 PM
thanks alot! today is my Quarter Exam and i am crmming! thanks again! ~kaye
Posted by: Kaye Pilapil 5th Grade The Learning Tree at December 15, 2008 8:11 PM
mam really it is helpful. i have a doubt in this sentence (i am a boy)am_ is a helping or linking verb
It is a linking verb because there is no other verb in the sentence. It is also the main verb.
Posted by: nandakumar at February 7, 2009 7:44 PM
You are missing a helping verb.
Posted by: LORI at February 25, 2009 5:21 PM