Linking Verb: Pengertian dan Contohnya

Pengertian Linking Verb

Linking Verb, disebut juga incomplete intransitive verb, adalah kata kerja intransitif (yang tidak membutuhkan objek) dan ketika ditulis S + V-nya maknanya belum bisa dipahami, Karena itulah linking verb membutuhkan complement berupa adjective (kata sifat), noun (kata benda) atau adverb (kata keterangan) setelahnya yang disebut subjective complement.

Berikut ini adalah certain common Linking Verbs (16):

Linking
Verb
Meaning Complement Example
Appear Nampak Adjective She appears sad. LV C
Be Sesuai konteks Adjective My sister is happy.
    Noun (Phrase) I am a teacher.
    Adverb They are here.
Become Menjadi Adjective He becomes depressed.
    Noun (Phrase) She becomes a teacher.
Feel Terasa Adjective She felt proud of her  children.
Get Menjadi Adective Her boss got angry.
    Noun (Phrase) You are getting a big girl now.
Grow Menjadi Adjective He grows older.
Keep Tetap Adjective This coffee keeps warm.
Look Nampak Adjective You look handsome.
Prove Terbukti Adjective The rumor proved true.
Remain Tetap Adjective She remains silent.
    Noun (Phrase) She remains a widow.
Seem Nampak Adjective They seem pleasent.
    Noun (Phrase) She seems a reasonable person.
Smell Berbau Adjective The food smells good.
Sound Terdengar Adjective Their excuse sounded reasonable.
    Noun (Phrase) That sounds a great idea.
Stay Tetap Adjective He stays calm.
Taste Terasa Adjective The food tastes good
Turn Menjadi Adjective She turned pale.
    Noun He turns trailor.

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Lihat juga:
Ditransitive Verb
Penggunaan Preposisi In, On, At

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