posted by jill .
Long ago,farmers milked cows by hand.
Is milked the action verb and by the linking verb also is use a linking verb
Yes, "milked" is the action verb.
This sentence does not have a linking verb.
"milked" is the action verb, yes -- and it's the only verb in that sentence.
"use" is an action verb, too
"by" is a preposition
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