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What is a copula?



A copula is an intransitivity verb which links a subject

Examples (English)
  • The book is on the table.
  • The weather seems good.
  A copula is a kind of

Crystal 1980 93


Hartmann and Stork 1972 55


Schachter 1985 11


Quirk, Greenbaum, Leech, and Svartvik 1985 1171–1172


Mish 1991 289


Crystal 1980 213


Mish 1991 696

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