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What is a copula?

 

Definition
 

A copula is an intransitivity verb which links a subject

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

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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