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Meaning of “linking verb” in the English Dictionary

"linking verb" in British English

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linking verbnoun [C]

uk   us   specialized
a ​verb that ​connects the ​qualities of an ​object or ​person to that ​object or ​person: In the ​sentence "My ​bagsweigh 45 kg", "​weigh" is a ​linkingverb.
(Definition of linking verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"linking verb" in American English

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linking verbnoun [C]

 us   /ˈlɪŋ·kɪŋ ˌvɜrb/
a verb that ​connects the ​subject of a ​sentence to the ​properties in the ​predicate: In the ​sentence "My ​suitcaseweighs 45 ​pounds," "​weighs" is a linking verb.
(Definition of linking verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “linking verb”
in Chinese (Simplified) 系动词,连系动词…
in Chinese (Traditional) 系動詞,連系動詞…
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