Linking Or Action Verb Quiz: Exam!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The wind blows constantly in Chicago.

    • A.

      Linking verb

    • B.

      Action verb

    Correct Answer
    B. Action verb
    Explanation
    The given sentence states that the wind blows constantly in Chicago. The word "blows" indicates an action being performed by the subject "the wind". Therefore, "blows" is an action verb, as it shows the action of the subject.

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  • 2. 

    My socks are in the top dresser drawer.

    • A.

      Linking verb

    • B.

      Action verb

    Correct Answer
    A. Linking verb
    Explanation
    The given sentence "My socks are in the top dresser drawer" contains the linking verb "are" which connects the subject "my socks" with the predicate "in the top dresser drawer". Linking verbs do not show action, but rather they link the subject to a noun, pronoun, or adjective that renames or describes it. In this case, "are" links the subject "my socks" to the location "in the top dresser drawer".

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  • 3. 

    The large, barking dogs were scary.

    • A.

      Linking verb

    • B.

      Action verb

    Correct Answer
    A. Linking verb
    Explanation
    The word "were" in the sentence indicates that the dogs were scary, suggesting a state or condition rather than an action. Therefore, "were" is functioning as a linking verb, connecting the subject "dogs" with the adjective "scary".

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  • 4. 

    The ball is red.

    • A.

      Linking verb

    • B.

      Action verb

    Correct Answer
    A. Linking verb
    Explanation
    The word "is" in the sentence is a linking verb. Linking verbs connect the subject of the sentence (the ball) to a noun, pronoun, or adjective that renames or describes it (red). In this case, "is" links the subject "the ball" to the adjective "red," indicating that the ball is of the color red.

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  • 5. 

    The child will be tall five years from now.

    • A.

      Linking verb

    • B.

      Action verb

    Correct Answer
    A. Linking verb
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "linking verb" because the sentence is describing a state or condition of the child (being tall) rather than an action that the child is performing.

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  • 6. 

    The ghost appeared in the doorway.

    • A.

      Linking verb

    • B.

      Action verb

    Correct Answer
    B. Action verb
    Explanation
    The word "appeared" in the sentence indicates an action being performed by the ghost. It suggests that the ghost actively showed up or became visible in the doorway. Therefore, "action verb" is the correct answer.

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  • 7. 

    The hunter searches for a deer.

    • A.

      Linking verb

    • B.

      Action verb

    Correct Answer
    B. Action verb
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "action verb" because the word "searches" indicates an action being performed by the hunter. It shows that the hunter is actively looking for a deer.

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  • 8. 

    The roof of the house leaks.

    • A.

      Linking verb

    • B.

      Action verb

    Correct Answer
    B. Action verb
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "action verb" because the word "leaks" is describing an action of the roof. It indicates that the roof is actively performing the action of leaking.

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  • 9. 

    Sally listens to her favorite song.

    • A.

      Linking verb

    • B.

      Action verb

    Correct Answer
    B. Action verb
    Explanation
    The given sentence "Sally listens to her favorite song" describes an action performed by Sally, indicating that "listens" is an action verb. Action verbs are used to express actions, processes, or movements. In this case, Sally is actively engaging in the action of listening to her favorite song.

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  • 10. 

    The cat seems fine.

    • A.

      Linking verb

    • B.

      Action verb

    Correct Answer
    A. Linking verb
    Explanation
    The phrase "seems fine" indicates a state or condition of the cat rather than an action it is performing. This suggests that the word "seems" is functioning as a linking verb, connecting the subject "cat" to the adjective "fine" and describing its state or condition.

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  • 11. 

    The printer has been out of ink all week.

    • A.

      Linking verb

    • B.

      Action verb

    Correct Answer
    A. Linking verb
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "linking verb" because the sentence is describing the state or condition of the printer, rather than an action that the printer is performing. The phrase "has been out of ink" indicates a state of being, making it a linking verb.

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  • 12. 

    The dog became thin after his surgery.

    • A.

      Linking verb

    • B.

      Action verb

    Correct Answer
    A. Linking verb
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "linking verb" because the word "became" in the sentence is functioning as a linking verb. Linking verbs connect the subject of a sentence to a noun, pronoun, or adjective that renames or describes it. In this case, "became" is linking the subject "dog" to the adjective "thin," indicating a change in the dog's physical condition after the surgery.

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  • 13. 

    The dog became thin after his surgery.

    • A.

      Linking verb

    • B.

      Action verb

    Correct Answer
    A. Linking verb
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "linking verb" because the sentence is describing a change in the dog's state or condition (from being not thin to becoming thin) rather than an action that the dog is performing. The linking verb "became" connects the subject "dog" to the adjective "thin" and shows the change in the dog's state.

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  • 14. 

    The little pig grunts.

    • A.

      Linking verb

    • B.

      Action verb

    Correct Answer
    B. Action verb
    Explanation
    The given sentence "The little pig grunts" describes an action being performed by the little pig. The word "grunts" indicates that the pig is making a sound or noise, which is an action. Therefore, "grunts" is an action verb in this sentence.

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  • 15. 

    There were five fish in the aquarium.

    • A.

      Linking verb

    • B.

      Action verb

    Correct Answer
    A. Linking verb
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