Learn Spoken English from the Best Tutors

  • Affordable fees
  • 1-1 or Group class
  • Flexible Timings
  • Verified Tutors

Indian English Language Mistakes Part -2

Rahul Mate
24/05/2017 0 0

Indian English Language Mistakes Part -2

Linking Verbs

Normally we use following verbs as linking verbs

Appear, be, become, feel, get, go, grow, look, prove, remain, seem, smell, sound, stay, taste, turn.

These verbs are often followed by adjectives instead of adverbs. In these sentences the adjective describes the subject of the sentence and not the verb which is why an adverb is not possible.

Look at these examples:

Rupali seemed tired. (not tiredly)
Amar seemed angry
The lassi tastes fine.
The sbattery is low.
Vishal grew tired of listening.
The cake all went bad.
He remained calm.

However the verbs in the list are not always used as linking verbs.

The cake went bad. In this sentence the verb 'went' is being used to link the adjective 'bad' to the noun 'food'.

The game went badly. In this sentence the verb 'went' is used to mean 'progressed' and the adverb 'badly' is explaining how.

Amar grew angry. In this sentence 'grew' is being used to link the adjective 'angry' to 'Amar'.

The wheat grew quickly. 'Quickly' here does not describe the wheat but the speed at which they grew. Here 'grew' is not linking the noun, 'Amar' to the adjective, 'angry'.

0 Dislike
Follow 0

Please Enter a comment


Other Lessons for You

Know Why You Are Doing IT
This might sound obvious, but if you don’t have a good reason to learn a language, you are less likely to stay motivated over the long-run. Wanting to impress English-speakers with your French is...

Present Continuous Tense
Present continuous tense tells us that an action is happening now and will continue for some time. Generally, we convert a verb to present continuous by adding ‘ing’ to the verb. Examples:...

Get the feel of the language and start think in English.....:-)
The best way to get comfortable in English conversation is to watch English programmes on TV. Pick up topics that interest you and make a vocabulary list of the words you hear. For example: a cookery programme...

Ask Your English Teacher to SHUT UP !
- Most English Classes Are Like This - Your English teacher has ten years of teaching experience and is certified to teach English as a second language. He even displays his ESL Certificate proudly...


2 0

Communication skills (Spoken) Techniques -1
I am sharing important techniques that would be highly useful to acquire Communication skills and Fluency at a faster pace dramatically. The only requirement is devotion dedication and strong motivation....

Mohammed Fayaz

0 0

Looking for Spoken English Classes?

The best tutors for Spoken English Classes are on UrbanPro

  • Select the best Tutor
  • Book & Attend a Free Demo
  • Pay and start Learning

Learn Spoken English with the Best Tutors

The best Tutors for Spoken English Classes are on UrbanPro

This website uses cookies

We use cookies to improve user experience. Choose what cookies you allow us to use. You can read more about our Cookie Policy in our Privacy Policy

Accept All
Decline All

UrbanPro.com is India's largest network of most trusted tutors and institutes. Over 55 lakh students rely on UrbanPro.com, to fulfill their learning requirements across 1,000+ categories. Using UrbanPro.com, parents, and students can compare multiple Tutors and Institutes and choose the one that best suits their requirements. More than 7.5 lakh verified Tutors and Institutes are helping millions of students every day and growing their tutoring business on UrbanPro.com. Whether you are looking for a tutor to learn mathematics, a German language trainer to brush up your German language skills or an institute to upgrade your IT skills, we have got the best selection of Tutors and Training Institutes for you. Read more