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Noun Concept
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copula  linking verb  copulative  be  copulative verb
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An equating verb (such as `be' or `become') that links the subject with the complement of a sentence WordNet 3.0
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An equating verb (such as `be' or `become') that links the subject with the complement of a sentence WordNet 3.0 & WordNet 2020
In traditional grammar and guide books, a linking verb is a verb that describes the subject by connecting it to a predicate adjective or predicate noun. Wikipedia
In linguistics, a copula is a word or phrase that links the subject of a sentence to a subject complement, such as the word is in the sentence "The sky is blue" or the phrase was not being in the sentence "It was not being used." Wikipedia
A word (often but not always a verb) that links the subject of a sentence with a predicate. OmegaWiki
A verb that that links two parts of a sentence, indicating that one part is the property of the other. The part which indicates the property is the nominal part. OmegaWiki
[Used to link a subject to a count or measurement.] OmegaWiki
A word, usually a verb, used to link the subject of a sentence with a predicate (usually a subject complement or an adverbial), that unites or associates the subject with the predicate. Wiktionary
A copulative conjunction. Wiktionary
Copula, copulative verb. Wiktionary