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    weightwatcher100 is offline Newbie
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    Linking Verbs

    In the sentence,
    "You grow taller every year." Is "grow" a linking verb or an action verb?
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    Re: Linking Verbs

    Yes, in this case it is a linking verb because taller is an adjective. The test is if you can substitute a different linking verb without changing the meaning of the sentence:

    You are taller every year.
    You seem taller every year.

    then the verb in question is a linking verb.

    An action verb would be: You grow string beans every year.

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