Linking Verb Quiz Questions And Answers

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Hello, welcome to another informative test on English grammar. This quiz will focus explicitly on Linking Verbs. A linking verb helps to connect a subject to a specific word that describes that subject. Test your knowledge of linking verbs! For each sentence, choose the correct linking verb. Let us see how many correct answers you select. Best of luck to you!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Please choose the correct linking verb in the sentence. Rocky is older than Winky.

    • A.

      Than

    • B.

      Older

    • C.

      Is

    • D.

      No linking verb

    Correct Answer
    C. Is
    Explanation
    The sentence is comparing the ages of Rocky and Winky, indicating that Rocky's age is greater than Winky's age. To express this comparison, the linking verb "is" is used to connect the subject "Rocky" with the predicate adjective "older." This verb choice correctly establishes the relationship between the two individuals in terms of age.

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  • 2. 

    Please choose the correct linking verb in the sentence. Winky's eyes are blue and brown.

    • A.

      Are

    • B.

      Eyes

    • C.

      Blue

    • D.

      No linking verb

    Correct Answer
    A. Are
    Explanation
    The correct linking verb in the sentence is "are." It is used to connect the subject "Winky's eyes" to the subject complement "blue and brown," indicating that the color of Winky's eyes is both blue and brown.

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  • 3. 

    Please choose the correct linking verb in the sentence. Have you been to the dog park?

    • A.

      Have

    • B.

      Been

    • C.

      Park

    • D.

      No linking verb

    Correct Answer
    B. Been
    Explanation
    The correct linking verb in the sentence "Have you been to the dog park?" is been.A linking verb connects the subject of the sentence to additional information about it. In this case, the linking verb "been" connects the subject "you" to the additional information "to the dog park."The other words in the sentence serve different purposes:"Have" is an auxiliary verb, which is used with a past participle to form the present perfect tense."park" is a noun, identifying the location being asked about in the sentence.

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  • 4. 

    Please choose the correct linking verb in the sentence. Rocky and Winky chased a porcupine.

    • A.

      Chased

    • B.

      A

    • C.

      And

    • D.

      No linking verb

    Correct Answer
    D. No linking verb
    Explanation
    The sentence "Rocky and Winky chased a porcupine" does not contain a linking verb. A linking verb is a verb that connects the subject of a sentence with a subject complement, which can be a noun, pronoun, or adjective. In this sentence, "chased" is an action verb that shows the action of Rocky and Winky pursuing the porcupine, but it does not link the subject to a subject complement. Therefore, there is no linking verb in this sentence.

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  • 5. 

    Please choose the correct linking verb in the sentence. The porcupine was scared.

    • A.

      Was

    • B.

      Scared

    • C.

      Porcupine

    • D.

      No linking verb

    Correct Answer
    A. Was
    Explanation
    The word "was" is the correct linking verb in the sentence. It connects the subject "porcupine" to the predicate adjective "scared" and shows the state of being of the porcupine.

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  • 6. 

    Please choose the correct linking verb in the sentence. The porcupine climbed a tree.

    • A.

      Porcupine

    • B.

      Climbed

    • C.

      A

    • D.

      No linking verb

    Correct Answer
    D. No linking verb
    Explanation
    In the given sentence, "The porcupine climbed a tree," there is no linking verb. A linking verb is a verb that connects the subject (porcupine) to a subject complement (a word or phrase that renames or describes the subject). In this sentence, "climbed" is an action verb, not a linking verb, as it describes the action of the porcupine rather than connecting it to a complement. Therefore, the correct answer is "no linking verb."

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  • 7. 

    Please choose the correct linking verb in the sentence. Mrs. Myers and Mr. Myers were glad.

    • A.

      And

    • B.

      Were

    • C.

      Glad

    • D.

      No linking verb

    Correct Answer
    B. Were
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the subject "Mrs. Myers and Mr. Myers" is being described or identified by the linking verb "were." The verb "were" shows that both Mrs. Myers and Mr. Myers were in a state of being glad.

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  • 8. 

    Please choose the correct linking verb in the sentence. Will the dogs be at the park tomorrow?

    • A.

      Will

    • B.

      Be

    • C.

      Tomorrow

    • D.

      No linking verb

    Correct Answer
    B. Be
    Explanation
    The sentence is asking about the location of the dogs in the future. The correct linking verb to use in this context is "be," as it indicates the state or condition of the dogs being at the park.

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  • 9. 

    Please choose the correct linking verb in the sentence. Rocky and Winky are Mrs. Myers's dogs.

    • A.

      And

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      Dogs

    • D.

      No linking verb

    Correct Answer
    B. Are
    Explanation
    The correct linking verb in the sentence is "are." It is used to connect the subject "Rocky and Winky" with the predicate "Mrs. Myers's dogs." This verb indicates that Rocky and Winky exist as dogs owned by Mrs. Myers.

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  • 10. 

    Please choose the correct linking verb in the sentence. Rocky is a fast runner.

    • A.

      Fast

    • B.

      Runner

    • C.

      Is

    • D.

      No linking verb

    Correct Answer
    C. Is
    Explanation
    In this sentence, "is" is the correct linking verb. The sentence states that Rocky possesses the quality of being a fast runner. The verb "is" links the subject "Rocky" to the predicate "a fast runner."

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Heather is an educator, with four years of teaching experience. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Teaching. She is skilled in Teaching English as a Second Language and currently works as an Elementary School Teacher at Pinellas County Schools. She made a career transition one year ago to explore a new path in writing and copy editing. Heather's specialization lies in curriculum development and educational materials, but she maintains versatility to work across various industries. Known for her keen attention to detail and a deep passion for language, she possesses a sharp eye for precision.

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