How do we know whether the verb is used as a linking verb or an action verb in a sentence?
I usually suggest replacing the verb with an equal sign. If it still makes sense, it's a linking verb.
He is bald. He = bald. Makes sense.
He comes across as a complete idiot. He = complete idiot. Still makes sense.
He hit the ball. He = ball. This doesn't make sense - action verb.
|link||answered Oct 02 at 10:23 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow|
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