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Linking Verbs . . to be see smell. appear seem . . walk jump . be seem he seems nice she is an architect . to be . Linking Verbs . .

Linking Verbs

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  • be
  • look
  • feel
  • smell
  • become
  • sound
  • seem
  • remain

Linking Verbs ( subject complement ). seem appear taste smell .

Linking Verbs .

The cake tastes delicious.

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taste (subject complement) . . .

The sky appears clear, promising a beautiful day ahead.

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linking verbs .

linking Verbs
seem become be
appear look like look
taste sound feel
get touch smell
stay remain grow
have prove turn

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She is an excellent singer.

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The flowers in the garden are blooming beautifully.

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The cake tastes delicious.

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The weather seems perfect for a picnic.

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The children were excited about the upcoming trip.

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The movie appears interesting, judging by the trailer.

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The watermelon smells ripe and juicy.

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His new car looks sleek and modern.

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The students have been feeling anxious about the upcoming exams.

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The old house feels cozy and inviting.

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Linking Verbs :

  • (Permanent linking verbs)
  • (Sensory linking verbs)
  • (Conditional linking verbs)

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Linking Verbs
Conditional linking verbs Sensory linking verbs Permanent linking verbs
act appear be
constitute feel become
come look seem
equal smell
fall sound
get taste
go
grow
keep
prove
remain
stay
turn

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The weather seems chilly today, but it actually feels quite refreshing.

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Her confidence appears unwavering despite the challenges she faces.

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The flowers in the garden smell fragrant after the rain.

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The music sounds melodic and soothing, creating a calming atmosphere.

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The soup tastes delicious with its blend of savory flavors.

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His dedication to his craft has proven to be the key to his success.

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The tree in the backyard has grown tall and strong over the years.

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Despite the setbacks, their determination to succeed remains steadfast.

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The colors of the sunset look breathtaking.

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Her actions constitute a breach of trust, leading to consequences.

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As time passes, his love seems to grow stronger.

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The company’s profits have fallen dramatically in recent months.

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The decision to pursue higher education has proven to be a wise choice.

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Despite the challenges, they remain committed to their goals.

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With each passing day, the anticipation for the upcoming event grows.

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Linking Verbs

Linking Verbs .

  • to be linking verb State of being .
  • to seem .
  • to become .

(Linking Verb) (Action Verb) :

Linking Verbs
grow appear am
remain look is/are
prove smell was/were
turn feel been
stay sound being
act taste seem
get become

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Noami seems to be very energetic today.

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The dish smells delicious.

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The dress you were wearing yesterday looked great on you.

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Daniel and Michael remained best friends even after all the fights they had had in the past.

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The little boy sounded excited about the school trip.

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Mary is the new marketing manager of the company.

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linking Verbs :

She is a doctor.

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( doctor she .)

The flowers are blooming beautifully.

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( blooming beautifully .)

He is tall.

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( is he tall .)

She became a lawyer.

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( became she lawyer .)

The soup tastes delicious.

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( taste .)

I tasted the soup.

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( taste .)

Linking Verbs

Linking Verbs . . linking verbs .

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The girl looks happy.

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( the girl looks happy .)

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(Subject) . (Mary) (Subject Pronoun) . .

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Jennifer walked to the store.

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( Jennifer walked .)

After lunch, I will call my mother.

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( I will call .)

You were a great singer.

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( you were .)

Mosquito bites itch.

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( Mosquito bites itch .)

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Mike is handsome.

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( handsome is . he he handsome .)

Mike is a dentist.

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( dentist is .)

Mike is behind the curtain.

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Linking Verbs

be become seem (Action Verbs) . linking Verbs . . (Sensory Verbs) .

Linking verbs . Linking Verbs ( I think therefore I am) :

looks Liz . great today . .

Liz looks through the microscope.

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looks . . looks . through the microscope . . .

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The dog goes wild if she stays indoors too long.

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The fruit went bad because it was old.

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Im afraid they have fallen ill.

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At once, the room fell silent.

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The theory proved true after experimentation.

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The trial proved his innocence. (action verb)

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Why do you act suspicious when I mention him?

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He acts in the local theater group on weekends. (action verb)

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  • Come/Grow/Get/Turn: Linking Verbs . . .

My belt came loose, so I made a new hole.

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He got tired of the mind games.

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She gets anxious before public speaking engagements.

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His hair turned gray, but he didn’t care.

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They remained angry the entire car ride. (linking verb)

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They still remained in the auditorium after everyone left. (action verb)

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Keep calm and carry on. (linking verb)

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She keeps a glass of water by her bed. (action verb)

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Linking Verbs

Linking verbs .

The flowers are beautiful.

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The children were playing.

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He has been busy lately.

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They have been studying hard.

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The cake smells delicious.

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The movie seemed interesting.

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She feels tired after work.

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The water tastes salty.

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The house looks spacious.

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The idea sounds reasonable.

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He becomes angry easily.

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The fabric appears to be silk.

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The food smells delicious.

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The situation grows tense.

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The plan remains unchanged.

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The solution proves effective.

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The music feels soothing.

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She is not pleased with the outcome.

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They are not ready for the exam.

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He was not aware of the change.

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You were not invited to the party.

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It is not raining outside.

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The flowers are not blooming yet.

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The cat was not sleeping peacefully.

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The children were not behaving well.

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She will not be available tomorrow.

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He has not been feeling well lately.

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They have not been working together.

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The cake does not taste good.

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The movie did not seem interesting to me.

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Am I late for the meeting?

Is she feeling better today?

Are they coming to the party?

Was he telling the truth?

Were we supposed to bring anything?

Is it going to rain tomorrow?

Are the flowers blooming yet?

Was the cat sleeping when you left?

Will she be attending the conference?

Has he been working on the project?

Have they been practicing for the performance?

Does the cake taste sweet?

Did the movie seem boring to you?

William is excited about his promotion.

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She seems upset about the announcement.

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He went red after tripping on the rug.

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Your wedding plans sound nice.

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You look exhausted after studying all night.

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Tom acted nervous when the teacher found the note.

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The audience fell silent when the conductor walked on stage.

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Dreams come true when we believe in them.

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The crowd stayed calm in spite of the imminent threat.

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All the children seem satisfied with the sand castle.

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Bob felt sleepy after eating the whole pizza.

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The cinnamon rolls taste heavenly.

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Building the house was difficult for them.

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The spectators remained silent after the injury on the field.

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He became suspicious when he saw the safe was open.

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All the kittens were playful.

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The theater gets dark when the show is about to begin.

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Some couples are lucky enough to grow old together.

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I feel worthy when the boss compliments me.

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You are being foolish to believe her.

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Mary was nostalgic on her 50th birthday.

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Your friend might be disappointed if you don’t go.

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We are dismayed about the foreclosure.

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The tests indicate that your child is gifted.

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Martin is fond of spicy food.

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Jumping into a pond could be dangerous.

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Most children get cranky when they are sleepy.

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After the snowstorm, the roads were slippery.

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A flaw in the design appeared to be the cause of the collapse.

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The vegetables in the bin looked disgusting and spoiled.

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They shall be happy forever after.

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Riding in a car will be safer with a seat belt.

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The police department is getting tough on crime.

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She remains faithful, even though it has been two years since he left.

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The weather was accommodating and the party continued.

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Linking Verbs

Linking Verbs . .

Incorrect: The runner is quickly.

The runner is quick.

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He gradually became kinder and more compassionate.

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  • . (Subject-verb agreement) . . .

The weirdest animal is giraffes.

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( animal .)

Giraffes are the weirdest animals.

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( Giraffes .)

Linking Verbs

Linking Verbs . . .

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1. I can’t give you this book because it ______ mine. It belongs to Peter.

2. Her favorite occupation ______ reading. She likes to read, and she reads a lot.

3. What happened? You ______ terrible! Are you hurt?

4. He ______ a doctor after he graduated.

5. I’m sorry I said it. I ______ so bad about it. Please forgive me.

6. Your task _______ to do the exercises on page 7.

7. It ______ late. I really have to go now. Thank you for a lovely time. Good-bye!

8. She went upstairs to check on her children. They ______ to be sleeping, so she went to the kitchen to have some tea.

9. It ______ so dark that they had to stop their search.

10. He _______ tired to me. I told him to have some rest.

Linking Verb Ordinary Verb.

Q2: She looked into the street.

Q3: He is the best soccer player in the world.

Q4: She was great in her new performance.

Q6: They tasted the pizza.

Q7: The pizza tasted good.

Q8: That sounds fantastic.

Q9: I stayed at the hotel.

Q10: He grew tired of running.

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Q1: The children ______ playing in the park. (are / were)

Answer: The children are playing in the park.

Q2: She ______ feeling unwell yesterday. (is / was)

Answer: She was feeling unwell yesterday.

Q3: The cake _____ delicious! (is / was)

Answer: The cake is delicious!

Q4: They _____ not ready for the meeting yet. (are / were)

Answer: They are notready for the meeting yet.

Q5: He _____ very excited about the trip. (is / was)

Answer: He was very excited about the trip.

Q6: The flowers _____ blooming beautifully in the garden. (are / were)

Answer: The flowers are blooming beautifully in the garden.

Q7: We _______ not expecting any guests tonight. (are / were)

Answer: We are not expecting any guests tonight.

Q8: It _______ raining when we left the house. (is / was)

Answer: It was raining when we left the house.

Q9: The cat _______ sleeping on the couch earlier. (is / was)

Answer: The cat was sleeping on the couch earlier.

Q10: They ______ not happy with the outcome. (are / were)

Answer: They were not happy with the outcome.

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Question: In the quiet town of Willow Creek, the residents is preparing for the annual summer festival. The atmosphere is buzzing with excitement as vendors is setting up their stalls and musicians are tuning their instruments. Children is running around, eager to participate in the various games and activities. The aroma of freshly baked goods is fills the air, enticing visitors from far and wide. Families is gather in the town square, enjoying the warm sunshine and jovial atmosphere.

However, not everything are going according to plan. The main attraction, a large ferris wheel, is malfunctioning, causing delays and disappointment among the attendees. Additionally, the local band is forgetting their lyrics during their performance, much to the dismay of the audience. Despite these setbacks, the spirit of the festival are remain high, with people is laughing and enjoying themselves.

As the sun begins to set, colorful fireworks is light up the sky, signaling the end of another successful summer festival. Despite the challenges faced throughout the day, the community is come together to create lasting memories and celebrate their vibrant town.

Answer: Certainly! Here’s the passage with mistakes corrected and underlined:

In the quiet town of Willow Creek, the residents are preparing for the annual summer festival. The atmosphere is buzzing with excitement as vendors are setting up their stalls and musicians are tuning their instruments. Children are running around, eager to participate in the various games and activities. The aroma of freshly baked goods fills the air, enticing visitors from far and wide. Families are gathering in the town square, enjoying the warm sunshine and jovial atmosphere.

However, not everything is going according to plan. The main attraction, a large Ferris wheel, is malfunctioning, causing delays and disappointment among the attendees. Additionally, the local band is forgetting their lyrics during their performance, much to the dismay of the audience. Despite these setbacks, the spirit of the festival remains high, with people laughing and enjoying themselves.

As the sun begins to set, colorful fireworks light up the sky, signaling the end of another successful summer festival. Despite the challenges faced throughout the day, the community has come together to create lasting memories and celebrate their vibrant town.

Sense verb Linking verb .

Q1: The flowers smell sweet.

Q2: The flowers are beautiful.

Q3: The cake tastes delicious.

Q5: The music sounds soothing.

Q6: The music is calming.

Q7: The coffee feels hot.

Q8: The coffee is refreshing.

Q9: The ocean looks vast.

Q10: The ocean is serene.

Linking Verbs . . Linking Verb .

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Linking Verbs
be, become, seem Permanent Linking Verbs
appear, feel, look, smell, sound, taste Sensory Linking Verbs
act, constitute, come, equal, fall, get, go, grow, keep, prove, remain, stay, turn Conditional Linking Verbs