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The Peculiarities of the English Language 11 May 2007

Filed under: Copywriting,Correct English Usage — worddocdooley @ 8:12am

Question: “What the heck is a “linking verb”? I must’ve been absent that day! :-)”

Answer: A ‘linking verb’ simply links the subject to another word (which could be an adjective, a noun or a pronoun) in the predicate (the statement made about a subject), as in: “The test revealed that Thomas was a genius.”

The linking verb here is ‘revealed’.

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