from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In grammar and logic, relating to or of the nature of a copula.

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  • adj. of or relating to a copula


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  • In the Oxford English Grammar, Sidney Greenbaum writes: "If the copular verb is BE and if the subject predicative identifies the subject, the subject and subject predicative can change places."

    On all and all

  • For the grammar geeks out there, I'll quote Algeo's British or American English on the topic, "A group of copular verbs (...) have predominantly adjectival complements in common-core English, but also have nominal subject complements in British more frequently than in American."

    separated by a common language


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