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    A linking verb is a verb that connects the subject of a sentence to additional information about that subject, such as a description, identification, or state of being.One common example of a linking verb is the verb “to be.” Here’s an example sentence using the linking verb “to be”:”The sky is blue.”In this sentence, the linking verb “is” connects the subject “the sky” to the descriptive information “blue.” The verb “is” does not describe an action, but rather links the subject to a characteristic or state of being.Other examples of linking verbs include:

    • “to appear” – “The flower appears wilted.”
    • “to become” – “The caterpillar became a butterfly.”
    • “to feel” – “I feel tired after a long day.”
    • “to seem” – “The solution seems reasonable.”
    • “to smell” – “The cookies smell delicious.”
    • “to taste” – “The soup tastes salty.”

    Linking verbs differ from action verbs, which describe an action the subject is performing. Identifying linking verbs is important in grammar and sentence structure, as they play a unique role in conveying information about the subject rather than just describing what the subject is doing.

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