Linking Verbs Worksheet

Students often confuse between verbs and linking verbs. It is essential that children understand the difference between main verbs and linking verbs. Knowing the difference between linking verbs and main verbs will help students solve linking verbs worksheets.

Linking Verbs Worksheet:-Download PDF

Linking Verbs Worksheet PDF:-Download PDF

What are Linking Verbs Worksheet

The main difference between main verbs and linking verbs is that linking verbs are used to describe or reidentify their subject. The main job of linking verbs is to link/join the subject complement and subject. For example, “The dog is hungry”. Here, ‘is’ is the linking verb that describes the subject. The most common linking verb that is used in most sentences is ‘to be’. Children can better understand the concept of linking verbs by solving the free printable linking verbs worksheets, available at BYJU’S.

List of Linking Verbs

  • Is
  • Is Being
  • Am
  • Am Being
  • Are
  • Are Being
  • Were
  • Was
  • Could Be
  • Can Be
  • Would be
  • Will be
  • Shall be
  • Should be
  • Might be
  • Must be
  • May be
  • Has been
  • Had been
  • Have Been

There are plenty of linking verbs that are available that students can use while solving the linking verbs worksheet.

How to Identify Linking Verbs

There are many linking verbs that can be used as main verbs too. The best way to avoid any confusion, whether the verb is the main verb or linking verb, is to replace the verb in the sentence with a linking verb. If the sentence makes sense, then the verb used is the linking verb, and if it doesn’t make sense, then it’s the main verb. For example, “The food tasted delicious.” Here, ‘tasted’ is the linking verb. But ‘‘Ravi tasted the delicious food.” Here, ‘tasted’ is used as the main verb. Students might find it confusing at first, but practising free printable linking verbs worksheets will help them grasp the concept.

Tips to Remember while Using Linking Verbs

While using linking verbs, students have to remember a few tips. These tips will help them to identify the linking verbs easily in the worksheet.

  • Adverbs can’t be used after linking verbs – When a sentence is given to the students, they should observe properly if an adverb is used after the linking verb. If it’s used, then the entire sentence becomes grammatically incorrect.
  • ‘It was me’ or ‘It was I’, both are correct – In linking verbs, both ‘it was me’ or ‘it was I’ are contextually and grammatically correct. So students can use both.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are linking verbs?

Linking verbs are those verbs that are used to link/connect the subject with the rest of the sentence. For example, “Rita is drinking water’. Here, ‘is’ is the linking verb.

Where to get the linking verbs worksheet?

BYJU’S website provides plenty of linking verbs worksheets that students can easily download and practise from.

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