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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An equating verb (such as `be' or `become') that links the subject with the complement of a sentence.

Usage examples (3)
  • 'In the copula' would seem to be the obvious reply.
  • One might suggest ˜Juliet was a kisser of Romeo™ as a subject-copula-predicate paraphrase.
  • Another strategy is the dual-copula approach which has its origin in Mally's distinction between an object's being determined for more
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