Linking Verbs

Linking verbs adalah verba penghubung yang menghubungkan subjek dengan complement (pelengkap) yang menerangkannya, bisa noun complement atau adjective complement. Sering digunakan untuk menggantikan to be dan dipakai untuk menunjukkan sesuatu yang berkaitan dengan panca indra (look, sound, smell, feel, taste) atau keadaan (appear, seem, become, grow, turn, prove, remain, keep, stay, go, run).

Linking verbs juga dikenal dengan istilah copulas atau copular verbs.

Contoh dalam kalimat:
- I feel happy.
- I keep health.
- The soup smells good.
- This food tastes delicious.
- She looks very beautiful.
- The music sounds slow.
- He becomes old.
- The traffic lights turned green and I pulled away.
- He became recognized as the leading authority on the subject.
- His face turned purple.
- She became older.
- The dogs ran wild.
- The milk has gone sour.
- The crowd grew ugly.


Linking verbs selalu intransitive (tetapi tidak semua intransitive verbs adalah linking verbs).

To be juga disebut linking verbs, seperti pada contoh berikut ini:
- The crew’s mission is to create the best topographic map of Earth.
- The solution was judges who would mete out longer prison sentences.
- Leonardo said, “I am the king of the world.”

Tetapi to be juga tidak selalu berperan sebagai linking verbs, contoh:
- Nyoko was crossing a bridge when the earthquake hit.
- Margaret Ann was feeling tired.


No comments: