Grade Eight / Silver
Online Exercise Bank

15.2 Linking Verbs

Distinguishing Between Action Verbs and Linking Verbs

Read each sentence below. Use the pull-down menus to identify the verb and whether the verb is an action verb or a linking verb.

Verb Type of Verb
EXAMPLE: At last the traveler grew tired. grew linking
1. Our neighbor remained a close friend for years.
2. My mother felt my head often during my illness.
3. Your perfume smells too strong today.
4. Grandmother tasted our fresh bread.
5. After his defeat, Father felt sad for a long time.
6. The new snow shovel looks sturdy.
7. Betsy appeared troubled at her interview.
8. We grew two varieties of tomatoes last summer.
9. Your new stereo speakers sound sensational.
10. The bright day suddenly turned cloudy.