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    The difference between linking and action verbs?

    How can I tell if a sentence has a linking verb or an action verb? I know there is a trick, by substituting am, is, or are from the verb but it it still confusing to me.

    A bus may seem easy to drive.

    A bus may be easy to drive. LV right?

    Are there any other tricks I could use? Could someone post a sentence with an Action verb so I can tell the difference? Thanks.


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    Re: The difference between linking and action verbs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Salamand View Post
    How can I tell if a sentence has a linking verb or an action verb? I know there is a trick, by substituting am, is, or are from the verb but it it still confusing to me.

    A bus may seem easy to drive.

    A bus may be easy to drive. LV right?

    Are there any other tricks I could use? Could someone post a sentence with an Action verb so I can tell the difference? Thanks.
    He is growing vegetables. (action verb)
    He is growing old. (result copula with no to-complement clause)

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