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    Hello my teachers......

    What are the copular verbs?

    With example :?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ESL-lover
    Hello my teachers......

    What are the copular verbs?

    With example :?

    Thanks..... :wink:
    Go here: http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=copular

    They are married.
    He is sad.
    I feel good.

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    It can't take a direct or indirect object.Is this right?

    What about these examples:

    Our teacher became angry.
    Your sister seems upset.
    All the players felt very tired after the game.
    That sounds great.

    Thank you,,,,,,, :wink:

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    They're copula verbs, too. Here's a short list. It also seems to be spelled two ways, with or without an R at the end.
    http://www.usingenglish.com/glossary/copula-verb.html

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    copular verb (or copula)

    A verb, such as a form of be or seem, that identifies the predicate of a sentence with the subject. Also called linking verb.

    (From Dictionary.com)

    Also:

    A copula(R) verb is a verb that connects the subject to the complement. They are sometimes called linking verbs.

    From: http://www.usingenglish.com/glossary/copula-verb.html

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    The principal copular (linking) verbs:

    Be; Look; Feel; Taste; Smell; Sound; Seem; Appear; Get; Become; Grow; Stay; Keep; Turn; Prove; Go; Remain; Resemble; Run; Lie

    From: http://www.usingenglish.com/glossary/copula-verb.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by ESL-lover
    It can't take a direct or indirect object.Is this right?

    What about these examples:

    Our teacher became angry.
    Your sister seems upset.
    All the players felt very tired after the game.
    That sounds great.

    Thank you,,,,,,, :wink:
    Become strikes me as a slightly odd copula verb because it does more than just link, but acts on the subject denoting a process or change of some sort.

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    Copular verbs.

    Appear, Be (Am, Are, Is),
    Become, Feel,
    Get, Go, Grow, Keep,
    Lie, Look, Prove, Remain,
    Resemble, Run, Seem, Smell,
    Sound, Stay, Taste, Turn.


    http://www.usingenglish.com/glossary/copula-verb.html

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