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    Mr.Lucky_One is offline Member
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    Using nouns after linking verbs

    I am wondering how to know which linking verb may take a noun after itself, and which may not. Are there any rules to distinguish one from the other. For instance, is it correct to use nouns after linking "get"? May I say "He got a doctor." meaning "He became a doctor."?

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    Re: Using nouns after linking verbs

    May I say "He got a doctor." meaning "He became a doctor."?
    No- it would would mean that he called/summoned/arranged for as doctor to come.

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    Re: Using nouns after linking verbs

    Thanks.
    I know for sure that nouns may follow "to be", "to become" and "to prove".
    Please, could anyone of English speakers supplement this list?
    Last edited by Mr.Lucky_One; 04-Mar-2013 at 13:31.

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