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    Re: use the word asleep as a adverb

    Quote Originally Posted by notmyname216
    In the above example isn't "laid" a action verb?

    Isn't "lay" a linking verb, in the example below?

    The pieces lay scattered over the floor.


    Is a "copular" verb the same as a "linking" verb?

    Hi! I think that "lay" is an action verb and "lie" isn't.

    Then in your example "The pieces lay scattered over the floor", the verb is not "lay" but "lie". Remember that "lay" is a transitive verb.

    And yes, copular and linking are the same thing.

    Cheers! Maeve.

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    Re: use the word asleep as a adverb

    Maeve, What do you have for your list of linking verbs?
    If I may be so bold to ask.

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    Re: use the word asleep as a adverb

    Here is a list of linking verbs. The verbs in green are called resulting copulas:

    appear, be, feel, look, remain, seem, sit, smell, sound, stay, taste, become, get, go, grow, prove, turn

    Note, linking verbs have other functions:

    The milk turned sour. (linking)
    The driver turned the corner. (non-linking)

    She looks good these days. (linking)
    She looks at me all the time. (non-linking)



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    Re: use the word asleep as a adverb

    I have a few that other sites says they are also linking verbs:

    act,fall,keep,lie,run,resemble

    Do you agree?

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    Re: use the word asleep as a adverb

    Quote Originally Posted by notmyname216
    In the above example isn't "laid" a action verb?
    Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by notmyname216
    Isn't "lay" a linking verb, in the example below?

    The pieces lay scattered over the floor.
    Perhaps so.


    Quote Originally Posted by notmyname216
    Is a "copular" verb the same as a "linking" verb?
    Yes.


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