The word which unites the subject and predicate.
The stop which connects the manuals, or the manuals with the pedals; -- called also coupler.
Literally, a link: it's a verb that connects two other parts of a clause. nearly always it's the verb to be. Copula 'be' can be followed by a NP or an AP: She was a doctor, He will be surprised.
The word that unites the subject and the predicate of a sentence.
an equating verb (such as `be' or `become') that links the subject with the complement of a sentence
a linking verb
a special word that combines the subject of a sentence and its description
a word that combines the subject and its explanation
a word that connects the subject of a sentence with its description
a word that is used to describe its subject, or to equate or liken the subject with its predicate
Connecting: ser and estar are the copulas, or copular verbs, of Spanish. Copular verbs have complements rather than objects.
The copula connects the subject and predicate of a nominal clause. Typically it is the verb, â€œto be.â€ Example:â€œSam is tall.â€ (copula = â€œisâ€)
is the present tense of the verb to be; connects the subject and predicate. ( Study 1)
In linguistics, a copula is a word used to link the subject of a sentence with a predicate (a subject complement or an adverbial). Although it might not itself express an action or condition, it serves to equate (or associate) the subject with the predicate. The word 'copula' originates from the Latin noun for a "link or tie" that connects two different things (for a short history of the copula see the appendix to Moro 1997 and references cited there).