Linking Verbs

The Verb TO BE is always Linking.
To BE:
I am
You are
He/she/it is

We are
You are
They are

was, were are past tense of to BE.

In addition: LG BARF TSS TSS is a mnemonic device some of my scholars created to remember the linking verbs. These verbs may be linking or action, depending on how they are used. A simple check it to replace the verb in question with the appropriate form of To BE. If the sentence makes sense, then the verb is linking. If not it is action. First the verbs then some examples.

    Look
    Grow
    Become
    Appear
    Remain
    Feel
    Touch
    Seem
    Smell
    Turn
    Sound
    Stay