Here are some examples of linking verbs:
- The sky is blue.
- In the schools are enclosed rooms.
- The finger is long
('is' and 'are' are the linking verbs that connect the subject to the adjective or adjective phrase that describes it.)
|The Simple English Wiktionary has a definition for: be.|
Many languages have one main linking verb. In English, this is the verb to be. People use this verb to show how or what something or someone is. Some languages, for example Portuguese and Spanish, have two different verbs for the two meanings of this verb. Other languages, for example Arabic and Chinese, do not have any linking verbs.
Conjugation of the verb "to be"[change | change source]
Infinitive: to be