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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'.

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