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  1. vaibhavmaskar
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    linking verb "are"

    Election are next year.

    Whom is the linking verb linking here (Adj or location)?

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    Re: linking verb "are"

    Quote Originally Posted by vaibhavmaskar View Post
    Elections/The elections are next year.

    Whom What is the linking verb linking to here - the adjective or the location? (Adj or location)
    Note my corrections to your post above, in red.

    I'm not quite sure what you mean. Are you asking if "are" links "elections" with "next" or "elections" with "???". I can't see a location in your original sentence.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: linking verb "are"

    Linkink verb links to adjective, noun or location but here I don't understand whom does it link to?

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    Re: linking verb "are"

    Quote Originally Posted by vaibhavmaskar View Post
    Linking verb links to adjective, noun or location but here I don't understand which it links to?
    No location is mentioned.

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    Re: linking verb "are"

    So what is the "next year" Adjective or noun?

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    Re: linking verb "are"

    Quote Originally Posted by vaibhavmaskar View Post
    So what is the "next year" Adjective or noun?
    "Next year" is an adjective and a noun. But "are" is not a linking verb in your sentence.
    "Elections are next year." doesn't mean 'Elections = next year". It means "Elections are [due to be held] next year" or "Elections are [scheduled for] next year", or something similar.
    Last edited by Raymott; 09-Apr-2014 at 01:55. Reason: is -> are

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    Re: linking verb "are"

    So it is reduced clause.

    And

    which (does) it links to?

    Is use of "does" incorrect here? why?

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    Re: linking verb "are"

    Quote Originally Posted by vaibhavmaskar View Post
    So it is reduced clause.
    I'm not sure it's a reduced clause. I'd call it an ellipsis. Consider, "Elections which are due next year will be in April". This reduces to "Elections due next year will be in April". "Which are" is omitted, leaving a phrase where before reduction there is a clause. In your sentence, a clause is not reduced to a phrase because "are" remains.

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    which (does) it links to?
    Is use of "does" incorrect here? why?
    I don't understand your second question. If you're asking what "are" links to, I've just said that it's not acting as a linking verb. It doesn't link to anything.

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    Re: linking verb "are"

    My second question is different.
    It is use of "does" in sentence because I wrote "which does it links to?" But bhaisahab removed "does".
    Last edited by vaibhavmaskar; 09-Apr-2014 at 05:27.

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    Re: linking verb "are"

    Quote Originally Posted by vaibhavmaskar View Post
    My second qiestion is different.
    Then you should start a new thread if you want to ask about the use of "does".

    It is use of "does" in sentence beacuse I wrote "which does it links to?" But bhaisahab removed "does".
    "Does" is right, but the correct sentence is, "What does it link to?"

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