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Linking Verbs

Yo! I have a little somethin’
To teach to you.
It’s the linking verb rap
And it’s easy to do!

A linking verb connects
A subject with a noun
And if you’ve done it right,
You can turn it around.

An adjective can be
In the predicated part.
Know what you’re doin’,
Then you’ll be smart!

Look very carefully
And you will see
Most of the verbs
Are forms of “be”

Am, is, are, was, were

These are the past
And present of the verb.

Learn “seem,” “appear,”
And “become,”
Then you will know
That you are done!

From How To Talk So Kids Can Learn
By Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

April 18, 2018 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment