Skip to main content

Linking verbs that describe changes

Linking verbs

We can use becomegetgo and turn as a linking verb. These types of linking verbs connect the subject of the verb to an adjective and describe changes.   
  • She hoped to become popular. 
  • I'm already starting to go bald. 
  • My work is getting better. 
  • The leaves are turning brown. 

Become and get can be used to describe changes of emotional or physical state, or situation. We use become in formal cases. 
  • He wants to become/get involved in politics. 
  • She became/got pregnant after two months.  

We use get with adjectives such as old, cold or dark to describe natural changes. 
  • It gets dark very early in the winter. 
  • We're all getting older every day. 

Go is used especially to describe changes that are not desirable 
  • My grandfather is going deaf. 
  • He went blind in one eye.  
  • He went crazy and started to scream.  
  • The milk has gone/turned sour. 
  • The bananas are starting to go rotten. 

Turn can be also used with an adjective to mean 'become' or 'change into a different state or condition'. 
  • The weather is turning cold. 
  • He turned nasty when I refused to give him another loan.  

We can use both turn and go to describe changes of colour. 
I started to turn/go gray when I was thirty. 
His face turned/went red with embarrassment 
She suddenly turned/went pale. 

Grammar Cards

Linking verbs

Linking verbs

Linking verbs


Popular posts from this blog

List of irregular verbs

In English, verbs can be regular or irregular .   


The simplest definition of a noun is that it is a word that refers to a person (such as John or teacher), thing (such as ball or table), place (such as Harvard or university) or idea (such as love or emotion). What is a Noun? Countable and Uncountable noun It's important to identify between countable and uncountable nouns in English.  Common Nouns and Proper Nouns Names of people, places and things are called proper nouns. They always begin with capital letters. All other nouns are common nouns.  Collective Nouns Words such as family, team or bunch are collective nouns. They can be used with either a singular or a plural verb. Abstract and Concrete Nouns If your five physical senses (sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch) cannot detect something, it is an abstract noun.  Gender-specific nouns In some languages, nouns refer to specifically to males or females.  Compound Nouns A compound noun is a noun that consists of more than one word. Verbal

Colours in English

'What's your  favourite   colour ?', 'What  colour  are your eyes?' or 'What  colour  is the car?' - these are the most common questions about  colour  in English.  If you know the names of the  colours  in English, you will answer those questions .   Here is the list of the most common  colour :