means to change form
-to show time change
-to show person
-to show number
example: Gina loves field hockey
time change- Gina loved field hockey
person- They love field hockey
number- Two people love field hockey
connect the subject of the verb to additional information about that subject
example: Cody is addicted to candy
the verb "is" is connecting Cody to the fact that he loves candy
**note: never link action
connect the subject of the verb to additional information
might have been
example:Jimmy is walking in late.
"is" is the transitive linking verb. it is linking an action, unlike true linking verbs.
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