What is the difference between linking verb and helping verb ?

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Helping verbs are also known as auxiliary verbs. They are the verbs that come before the main verb. Though they have no meaning of their own, they are necessary for the grammatical structure of a sentence. Since they help the main verb, they are known as helping verbs.

For example: The cat is drinking milk.

Here, the main verb is 'drinking'. and 'is' is the helping verb/auxiliary verb.

Linking verbs are used to connect the subject of the verb to the additional information provided about the subject.

Here are a few instances for your better understanding:

  • He felt a bit drowsy after taking the medicine.
  • She is very silly.
  • ​Gunnu can read two novels at a time.

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