Adjectives with Linking (Copulative Verbs): Penjelasan dan Contoh Kalimatnya

Adjectives with Linking (Copulative Verbs): Penjelasan dan Contoh Kalimatnya

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Dalam bahasa Inggris, terdapat kategori tertentu dari verb yang menghubungkan antara subject dengan subject complement atau bisa juga disebut dengan predicate adjective. Tidak seperti kebanyakan verb pada umumnya, verb ini tidak menunjukkan sebuah aksi. Selain itu, verb ini harus dimodifikasi oleh adjektif bukan adverb.

Baca juga: Jasa Penerjemah Tersumpah

Baca juga: Kursus Bahasa Inggris Basic, TOEFL 600+ IELTS 8.5

Contoh Copulative Verb:

  • Be
  • Become
  • Remain
  • Stay
  • Appear
  • Seem
  • Sound
  • Feel
  • Look
  • Smell
  • Taste

Contoh kalimat:

  • Mary feels bad about her test grade.
  • Children become tired quite easily.
  • Lucy will look radiant in her new dress.
  • They were sorry to see us leave.
  • The flowers smell sweet.
  • The soup tastes good.

Baca juga: Modals + Perfective: Penjelasan, Aturan Penulisan, dan Contoh Kalimatnya

Be, become, dan remain bisa diikuti oleh noun phrase dan juga adjektif.

Contoh kalimat:

  • They remained sad even though I tried to cheer them up.
  • Doug remained chairman of the board despite the opposition.
  • Children often become bored at meetings.
  • Christine became class president after a long, hard campaign.
  • Sally will be happy when she hears the good news.
  • Ted will be prom king this year.

Feel, look, smell, dan taste juga bisa menjadi transitive verbs dan membutuhkan object secara langsung. Ketika menjadi kalimat aktif dan dimodifikasi oleh adverbs. Perhatikan contoh kalimat di bawah ini:

  • The doctor felt the leg carefully to see if there were any broken bones.
  • Mike felt ecstatic after passing his law school exam.
  • Professor Ingells looked at the exam happily.
  • Joey does not look happy today.
  • The lady is smelling the flowers gingerly.
  • After being closed up for so long, the house smells musty.
  • The chef tasted the meat cautiously before presenting it to the king.
  • Your chocolate cake tastes delicious

Nah bagaimana teman-teman, sekarang sudah paham bukan terkait penggunaan copulative verb. Yuk, sekarang coba buat kalimat kalian sendiri menggunakan copulative verb seperti yang sudah dicontohkan. See you!!

Baca juga: As If/As Though: Penjelasan, Aturan Penulisan, dan Contoh Kalimatnya

Reference:

Pyle, M. A., & Page, M. E. (1995). Cliffs TOEFL Preparation Guide. USA: Cliffs Notes Inc.

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Lintang Indira Nadianti
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