WHAT FOLLOWS A LINKING VERB?
A linking verb (known as a copula) is normally followed by either a COMPLEMENT (which may be either a noun or an adjective), or an ADVERBIAL. For example, in He is my father, 'is' is the linking verb and 'my father' is the Complement (noun phrase). Similarly, in David is happy, 'is' is the linking verb and 'happy' is the complement (adjective). As in those examples, the linking verb is most often a form of 'be', although 'become', 'feel', seem' are also commonly used linking verbs. As those examples show, the Complement tells you about the subject, either by renaming it (father) or by describing it (happy). The analysis in both is S-V-C.
The other structure that may follow a linking verb is an Adverbial which typically tells you where the subject is, for example in John is in the garden, 'is' is again the linking verb and the prepositional phrase 'in the garden' an adverbial. This time the sentence would be analysed S-V-A.
WHAT FOLLOWS AN ACTION VERB?
Most verbs are not in fact linking verbs. One type of non-linking verb is the dynamic verb (sometimes called an action verb). Here the subject is actively involved in a specific action, e.g. 'kick, 'run', 'eat'. Often, action verbs require something to complete their meaning, but sometimes they don't. The important thing is to look at how the verb is being used. For example, the verb phrase 'is eating' can be used in three different ways:
1. With an object: in Alan is eating his lunch, 'is eating' is an action verb and 'his lunch' is an object. The sentence is thus analysed as S-V-O. When verbs are used like this with an object they are said to be 'transitive'.
2. Without an object: in Alan is eating, 'is eating' is the action verb, but this time nothing follows the verb. The sentence analysis here is S-V. When verbs are used that way, they are said to be 'intransitive'.
3. With an adverbial: in Alan is eating in the garden, 'is eating' is again the action verb and the prepositional phrase 'in the garden' an adverbial, thus S-V-A.
A linking verb is normally followed by either a predicate noun or a predicate adjective.
Example: He is my father.
IS (linking verb) father (predicate noun).
Thus the Sentence pattern is Subject (He) - Linking Verb (father) - Predicate Noun (father) or S-LV-PN. another
Example: She seems tired.
SEEMS (linking verb) TIRED (predicate adjective).
Thus the sentence pattern is: Subject (She) - Linking Verb (seems) - Predicate Adjective (tired) or S-LV-PA.
It would be good to note that both predicate noun and predicate adjective are considered Subjective Complements (C) So the sentence patterns for both may appear: S-LV-C. On the other hand, an action verb may be followed by a direct object.
Example: John threw a ball .
THREW (action verb) BALL (direct object).
Thus the sentence pattern is Subject (John) - Transitive Verb (threw) - Direct Object (ball) simply put: S-TV-DO
linking or action verb is follows by a subject.
action and linking
what follows a linking or action verb
A subject follows a linking or action verb. A predicate noun or predicate adjective can follow a linking verb. An indirect object is the noun that can follow an action verb.
A direct object follows an action verb. A predicate nominative or predicate adjective follows a linking verb.
Yes, a subject complement follows a linking verb and not an action verb.
A predicate adjective is an adjective that modifies nouns and pronouns. It also follows a linking verb or action verb.
A predicate nominative follows a linking verb.
Several types of things can follow a linking action verb. Predicative adjectives and predicate nominatives can follow linking action verbs.
a predicate nominative.
A noun can follow both a linking verb and an action verb. When it follows a linking verb, it's called a predicate nominative. Ex: Henry is a teacher. When a noun follows an action verb, it's called a direct object. Ex: Kevin threw the ball.
No, a predicate nominative follows a linking verb.
Is entered a linking verb or a action verb
it is an action that people do so its an action not a linking verb
Am is a linking verb.
Was is a linking verb.
Has is a linking verb.
it is a linking verb
it is a linking verb
A predicate nominative is a noun or a pronoun that follows a linking verb and describes the subject. It is another way of naming the subject. Example:He remains a doctor. remains = linking verb, a doctor = predicate noun (he = doctor)
It's a linking verb Action verb express a action of some kind. Linking verb express some state of being