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Copula Verbs

Today in the Fun Easy English classroom you are going to learn about copula verbs an important part of English grammar.
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Grammar: Copula Verbs

Definition of a copula verb.
Copula Verb Examples
  • The following words are copula verbs and include copula verbs of existence and sensation
  • act, appear, be, become, continue, feel, get, go, grow, keep, lie, look, own, prove, remain, resemble, run, seem, sit, smell, sound, stay, strand, taste, turn
  • The following words are copula verbs of existence
  • act, appear, be, become, continue, grow, prove, remain, seem, sit, strand, turn
  • The following words are copula verbs of sensation
  • feel, look, smell, sound, taste
From YOUR Teacher: Copula Verbs

Copula verbs are very difficult to learn.
 
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  • Conversation Lesson - Beginner Level. Dialogs for everyday use. Short situational dialogs for students of English as a Foreign (EFL) or Second (ESL) Language with a written conversation and a conversation notes section.
Conversation Lesson 27 - Comparing
(Beginner - Conversation, Reading)

Dialogs for everyday use. Short situational dialogs for students of English as a Foreign (EFL) or Second (ESL) Language.
Comparing

Jean: I think this material is much prettier than that, don’t you?

Lois: Well, I don’t know. I like them both. Why do you like that one better?

Jean: Well, the design is more interesting and the colors are brighter. And it’s not as expensive, either.

Lois: Oh, I see what you mean. And besides, these colors are more becoming to you.

Jean: Do you really think so? I’ll buy it, then.
Conversation Notes
  • I think this material
  • Note that the conjunction that introduces an indirect statement is often omitted in casual conversation.
  • much prettier
  • Much is a common intensifier for comparative adjectives and adverbs: much harder, much more difficult, much less useful, etc. A lot is also used for this purpose: a lot prettier, a lot more practical, a lot more expensive.
  • that
  • Meaning is that material.
  • don’t you
  • The rising intonation indicates a true question, requiring an answer.
  • I like them both
  • Meaning is I like both of them. That one refers to a piece of material apparently near the first speaker, who referred to it as “this material.”
  • I see what you mean
  • Meaning is I understand (why you like it).
  • these colors are more becoming to you
  • The strong stress on are indicates, in this case, something like: Now that I have really thought about it…, or Taking everything into consideration…
  • becoming to you
  • Becoming is an adjective meaning suitable in appearance; having an attractive effect.
  • then
  • Meaning is in that case; since that is so.
Source: U.S. State Department
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