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    Verb of perception

    Dear Teacher
    About my earlier question, I meant 'verb of perception'. ( I spelt it wrongly)
    What does it means , the rules when using and can you give some examples.
    Thank you.

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    Re: Verb of perception

    Verbs of perception, also known as verbs related to the five senses (look, sound, feel, smell, taste), are linkng verbs. They link the subject with its complement -a word or phrase that describes the subject. For example,

    The cookies taste great. (cookies = great)

    Verbs of perception tend not to take -ing,

    The cookies are *tasting great. (ungrammatical)

    Does that help? If not, try searching under the words linking verbs.

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