Ergative link verbs
Ergative link verbsThere are a few verbs which are ergative and which in one of their patterns only are link verbs (see also Chapter 5). For example, the verb turn, in the pattern V colour, is a link verb. It also has the pattern V n colour, in which it is not a link verb.
The feet start to burn, feel hot to the touch, and turn bright red.
She experienced a tremendous flush, turning her bright red.
The following verbs are ergative link verbs.
form keep rank rate turn