Action and Linking Verbs

Action verbs show an action, and linking verbs link the subject to the predicate.

Action verbs:
The cheetah ran along the savannah.
The baby ate peas and carrots.
Maria has a headache.
Elephants like to keep cool in the summer.
The boys sat down on the beanbags.

Linking verbs:
A dog is a four-legged mammal.
The flowers are blue.
I am tired.
We were hungry.
The cat was asleep.

In these examples, the verb is underlined.