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linguisticsweb:glossary:linguistics_glossary:linkingverbs [2013/09/17 13:10]
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-Link the relationship between the agent and the rest of the sentence. A frequent example are forms of the verb "to be".+Link the relationship between the agent and the rest of the sentence. A frequent example are forms of the verb "to be" ​functioning as linking verbs in examples such as: 
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 +"This **is** beautiful.
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 +"My dogs **are** content to spend the afternoon dozing on the kitchen sofa."​ 
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 +Other examples of frequently used linking verbs are: 
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 +"My dog **seems** content to spend the afternoon dozing on the kitchen sofa."​ 
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 +"He **feels** drowsy."​ 
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