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A promise of marriage, followed by copula, also constitutes a marriage.

They resemble them in that they are beliefs in being signified by the copula.

Hence—The copula instead of determining a case expresses a concord.

Antisthenes 222probably considered that the copula implied identity between the predicate and the subject.

Copula, kop′ū-la, n. that which joins together: a bond or tie: (logic) the word joining the subject and predicate.

Giovanni averred himself ready to affirm on oath that no copula had ever followed, and he adhibited his consent to the divorce.

Each proposition consists of two terms, the subject and its predicate, united by the copula.

The predicate nominative is commonest after the copula is (in its various forms).

Clauses of time are sometimes shortened by the omission of the copula and its subject.

Concessive clauses sometimes omit the copula and its subject.

WORD ORIGIN

linking verb, 1640s, from Latin copula "that which binds, rope, band, bond" (see copulate).

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