Linking Verbs: 14 Common Linking Verbs with Example Sentences

Learn linking verbs list in English with examples and infographic. In this lesson, we will study common linking verbs in English.

Linking Verbs in English

The most common linking verb is the verb to be. Other common ones relate to the five senses (lookfeel, smell, sound, and taste).

Below is a common linking verbs list in English with examples.

  • Be
  • Appear
  • Become
  • Feel
  • Grow
  • Look
  • Remain
  • Seem
  • Sound
  • Taste
  • Prove
  • Stay
  • Smell
  • Turn

Linking Verb Examples

  • I am a doctor.
  • My name is Susan.
  • These are my favorite pictures.
  • The sky was grey.
  • They were very ambitious for their children.
  • The diamonds appeared to be genuine.
  • Pollution from cars has become a major problem.
  • feel awful about forgetting her birthday.
  • Business has been bad this year.
  • Rachel will be three in November.
  • She grows prettier every day.
  • You look tired. You should go to bed.
  • He remains undecided about what to do.
  • The boy decided not to become a sailor.
  • She seems very happy.
  • That sounds like a good idea.
  • Mmm! This tastes good!
  • The task proved too difficult.
  • I hope we can stay friends.
  • The cream smells funny.
  • His face turned pale.
  • You look really stunning in that dress!

List of Linking Verbs | Infographic

Linking Verbs

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Henok
Henok
2 years ago

You taught me exactly.

Hailey Swaner
Hailey Swaner
11 months ago

Thank you! This was helpful!

Ali Omran
Ali Omran
8 months ago

It is really useful material for both teachers and learners.
very appreciated

sinha
sinha
7 months ago

good service

Habeeba Zein
Habeeba Zein
7 months ago

this was great but can i have more linkingvebs please!

Last edited 7 months ago by Habeeba Zein
Chloe
Chloe
6 months ago
Reply to  Habeeba Zein

Yes i would to please

Chloe
Chloe
6 months ago

this was very helpful thank you!

Chloe
Chloe
6 months ago

Tysm

Chloe
Chloe
6 months ago

This was very helpful thank you so much 🌸

Horse lover
Horse lover
6 months ago

Thank you so much but i would like a more please 🤞🏽

Kate
Kate
6 months ago

These are so helpfull!

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