Linking Verbs Worksheets, Definition, Examples

Welcome to our linking verbs worksheets! Linking verbs are verbs that connect a subject to its complement, providing more information about the subject without describing an action. They often describe a state or condition. The most common linking verb is the verb “to be” in its various forms. Other linking verbs include words like “seem,” “become,” “appear,” “feel,” and “look.”

For example in the sentence, “he seems tired”, the subject is “he,” and the complement is “tired.” The linking verb “seems” connects the subject to the complement, providing more information about the subject’s state. Other examples include “She is a teacher” and “the ice cream tastes delicious”.

Students usually start learning about linking verbs early in their language education, often in elementary school, as they are an essential part of understanding basic sentence structure.

Linking Verbs Worksheets


Is it a linking verb? Read through each sentence and underline the verb. Then, write whether or not the verb is a linking verb or action verb.


Read through twelve sentences and underline the linking verbs in each one.


In this printable linking verbs worksheet, students will be asked to rewrite the given sentences with linking verbs.


Students will use the chart to write the correct linking verbs to match the tense of each sentence.

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