Definition: 'Is'

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  • Length: 2 characters
  • Syllables: 1

Results for word: is

Lexical Information:
  • One of the 220 words in the Dolch high frequency list
  • In the top 2,000 words in the Brown Corpus
  • Common word- this is one of the thousand words most frequently used in English.
  • Term used in Jamaican English
  • A list of about 3,000 words defined as easy for the Dale-Chall Readability Formula
Grammatical Information:
  • Auxiliary Verb
  • Copula Verb
  • Auxiliary verbs are used to show tense, aspect and voice, as well as in forming questions and negatives
  • Copula (also called copular or linking verbs) verbs connect the subject to the complement
  • A verb describes an action or a state
  • A verb can include information about the duration, time of the action or state, the people involved and whether it is habitual, complete or not
Usage Notes:
  • Can be contracted in spoken and informal writing to -'S

Related Glossary Definitions:

Anadiplosis;  Aphorism;  Apodosis;  Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL);  Deixis;  Dictionaries of Contemporary English;  Discourse Analysis;  Discourse Marker;  Disjuncts;  Disyllabic;  Ellipsis;  Epanadiplosis;  Epanalepsis;  Epistemic Modality;  Epistrophe;  Epizeuxis;  Estuary English;  Euphemisms;  Gist;  Historic Present;  Malapropisms;  Meiosis;  Neologisms;  Plagiarism;  Protasis;  Register;  Spoonerism;  Standard English;  Syllable Division;  Tmesis

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