copulative verb

It's not what you think. Or hope.

A copulative verb is a verb form that joins a subject to an adjective or to another noun. The verb to be is a copulative verb. So are the linking verbs (seem, appear, look, become, and others).

The verb to be may join a subject to a noun or an adjective. Study these two examples:

John is my friend.

John is happy.

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