Linking Verbs

Linking Verbs

Exercise-1

Identify the linking verbs in the sentences below.

Tile floors are easy to clean.
Answer : are
The sound of the wind chimes always seems soothing.
Answer : seems
Elyse looks wonderful in her polka-dotted tennis dress.
Answer : looks
My favorite snack is oatmeal cookies with walnuts and chocolate chips.
Answer : is
Jane’s steering wheel feels hot.
Answer : feels
None of the clocks in the house was right.
Answer : was
Julia Child was the host of the first how-to show on television.
Answer : was
Very low-calorie diets seem risky.
Answer : seem
Thomas appeared tired after the debate.
Answer : appeared
Which breakfast cereals are most nutritious?
Answer : are
These flowers smell sweet.
Answer : smell
He looks handsome in black.
Answer : looks
That loud music sounds bad to me.
Answer : sounds

Exercise-2

Correct mistakes in the following sentences.

We love to go to the country in the spring because the wild flowers smell so sweetly.
Aswer :  smell sweet
Although the medicine tastes bad, it seems to help my condition.
Aswer : True
The meal tasted well.
Aswer : tasted good
The music sounds sweetly and soothing.
Aswer : sounds well
When he complained that the food tasted badly, the waiter took it back to the kitchen and brought him something else.
Aswer :  tasted bad
It is impossible to view Picasso’s Guernica without feeling bad about the fate of the people portrayed.
Aswer :  True
I felt sadly when I read the letter.
Aswer :  felt sad
That gossip sounds malicious.
Aswer : True
The wine tastes awfully, like vinegar.
Aswer : tasted awful
The girls look adorable in their party costumes.
Aswer : True
Our neighbor’s music sounded loudly last night.
Aswer : sounded loud
Laurie seemed quiet after she read her friends letter.
Aswer : T nervous
The roses and lilacs smell nicely every spring.
Aswer : smell nice
Do not drink that milk, it tastes sourly.
Aswer :  tasted sour
My sister has always looked heavy because she has broad shoulders.
Aswer : True
He appeared nervously as he began to take the exam.
Aswer : appeared
Circle the linking verb in each sentence.

There are three children in the park.
Answer : are
There is plenty of pizza left.
Answer : is
The brown suitcase looks heavy.
Answer : looks
My dog’s fur smells bad all the time.
Answer : smells
Everything looks clean after a rainstorm.
Answer :looks
There were a big car and a small car in the garage.
Answer : were
Katherine felt sleepy after the big dinner.
Answer : felt
The printer is out of paper.
Answer : is
I felt disappointed after the test.
Answer : felt
The manual is on the top shelf.
Answer : is
My hand felt sore after the exam.
Answer : felt
The blue block is at the bottom of the stack.
Answer : is
I was late for work today.
Answer : was
This computer is not compatible with my software.
Answer : is
There are two cars in the driveway.
Answer : are
These jeans are too small for me now.
Answer : are
The teacher seemed confused by the question.
Answer : seemed
The problems became more difficult further on in the exam.
Answer : became
The big computer is very fast.
Answer : is
This door is very creaky.
Answer : is
The dishes in this stack are clean.
Answer : are
Those glasses are very pretty.
Answer : are
The cookies smelled delicious.
Answer : smelled
The cat’s fur feels very soft
Aaswer : feels

Exercise-2

Correct mistakes in the following sentences.

1. We love to go to the country in the spring because the wild flowers smell so sweetly.
2. Although the medicine tastes bad, it seems to help my condition.
3. The meal tasted well.
4. The music sounds sweetly and soothing.
5. When he complained that the food tasted badly, the waiter took it back to the kitchen
and brought him something else.
6. It is impossible to view Picasso’s Guernica without feeling bad about the fate of the people portrayed.
7. I felt sadly when I read the letter.
8. That gossip sounds malicious.
9. The wine tastes awfully, like vinegar.
10. The girls look adorable in their party costumes.
11. Our neighbor’s music sounded loudly last night.
12. Laurie seemed quiet after she read her friends letter.
13. The roses and lilacs smell nicely every spring.
14. Do not drink that milk, it tastes sourly.
15. My sister has always looked heavy because she has broad shoulders.
16. He appeared nervously as he began to take the exam.
1. smell sweet 6. T 11. sounded loud 16. appeared
2. T 7. felt sad 12.T nervous
3. tasted good 8. T 13. smell nice
4. sounds well 9. tasted awful 14. tasted sour
5. tasted bad 10.T 15.T

Linking Verbs

Linking Verbs