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    linking verb or intransitive verb?

    Hi,


    'He will grow taller.'


    Is the verb 'grow' used as a linking verb or an intransitive verb?


    Thanks.

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    Re: linking verb or intransitive verb?

    I would call it a linking verb. "Taller" is a predicate adjective that links back to the subject "he".

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    Re: linking verb or intransitive verb?

    The verb is "will grow". The word "taller" describes how the growth will take place.

    Does that help?

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    #4

    Re: linking verb or intransitive verb?

    Do you see "taller" as an adverb?

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    Re: linking verb or intransitive verb?

    In this context, I do. But it's not worth arguing about. I will defer to the grammar experts.

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    #6

    Re: linking verb or intransitive verb?

    I think your theory is possible.

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    #7

    Re: linking verb or intransitive verb?

    You can remove taller and still have a complete sentence.

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