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what is the meaning of copula
Hello Mohamed Shiehata,
In the future, would you please use a dictionary to find definitions of a word?
copula |ˈkäpyələ| noun
Logic & Grammar
a connecting word, in particular a form of the verb be connecting a subject and complement.
Oxford Dictionaries Online
A 'joining word' - related to 'couple, 'copulate'... and so on: Copula (linguistics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(Until I read your question I thought it was a typo for 'scapula'.)
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Originally Posted by mohamed shiehata
NOT A TEACHER
(1) Another popular term for a copula is a linking verb.
(2) In English, we always have to have a verb.
(3) Sometimes a verb does not show action.
(a) It is something like the equals symbol (=).
(4) For example, in some languages you can say:
(a) In English, however, we must say She is/looks beautiful.
(i) As you can see, those copulas connect the word "She"
with the word "beautiful." (She = beautiful)
(5) As you know, the most common copula is "to be."
(a) As I said, in some languages, you can say "Today very hot."
(i) But in English, we must say "Today is very hot," " I am hungry," "They
were sick," "Next month will be February," "The cake smells good,"
"Mr. X seems like a very nice and kind teacher."