I see instances on different sites of the verb 'to be" both as linking verbs and static verbs (state of being). What I understood earlier was that 'to be,' 'seem,' and 'become' are always linking verbs like in 1) 'I am angry.' (adjective angry is a subject complement) or 2) The huge tornado is in Texas now. ('In Texas now,' which is an adverbial phrase acting as a subject complement.)
Can you list two examples of 'to be' as a static verb?
Rajeev MenonCan you list two examples of 'to be' as a static verb?
I am short.
Joe Biden is the 46th President of the United States.
They are terms used in different linguistic systems, ao you will get confused by people (and websites) that are coming from a different linguistic training background.
Stative is more academic than "linking verb."
Huddleston and Pullum, for example, divide stative verbs into the following semantic categories: verbs of perception and sensation (see, hear), verbs of hurting (ache, itch), stance verbs (stand, sit), and verbs of cognition, emotion, and sensation (believe, regret).
A verb can be used either statively or dynamically.
He stands tall. (stative - see entry C1)
He is standing by the phone booth. (dynamic - see entry A2)