shows mental or physical action
links the subject to a noun or adjective in the predicate
linking verb used with an action verb
the noun or pronoun that receives the action of the verb
the noun or pronoun to/for whom or what the action is done
modifies a verb, adjective, or adverb
how? when? where? to what extent?
direct object question
what did the subject do?
indirect object question
to/for whom or what did the subject do the action?
action verb examples
threw, found, created, made
linking verb examples
became, seem, feel, remain
has, have, had, do, does, did, may, might, can, could, shall, should, will, would, must
am, is, are, was, were, be, being, been