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Shaundra is smart.
Shuandrais the subject
smart is the predicate adjective
Shaundra was president.
Shaundra is the subject
president is the predicate nominative
The most common linking verbs are forms of be, become, and seem. These verbs are always linking verbs.
be become seem
--am --become --seem
--is --became --seemed
--are --have become --have seemed
--was --has become --has seemed
--were --had become --had seemed
When used as linking verbs, these verbs can be replaced by a be verb and the sentence will have essentially the same meaning.
--I tasted the food.
tasted is an action verb (I am the food does not make sense.)
--The food tasted good.
tasted is a linking verb (The food is good means the same thing.)
--Travis got a perfect score.
got is an action verb (Travis was a perfect score does not make sense.)
--Travis got excited about his score.
got is a linking verb (Travis was excited about his score makes sense.)