A linking verb is a verb that links/relates/connects the subject of a sentence to the complement. It is sometimes called a copula or a copular verb. An example is the word ‘is’ in the sentence “The land is thirsty”. They do not express action. Instead, they connect the subject of the verb to additional information about the subject. They are sometimes called copula or copular verbs.
- Show a relationship between the subject and the sentence complement, the part of the sentence following the verb.
- Connect or link the subject with more information – words that further identify or describe the subject.
- Identify a relationship or existing condition.