The predicate nominative is commonest after the copula is (in its various forms).
Antisthenes 222probably considered that the copula implied identity between the predicate and the subject.
If it must not be left out altogether, and we cannot put it with the copula, we have a choice between the two terms.
Clauses of time are sometimes shortened by the omission of the copula and its subject.
Hence—The copula instead of determining a case expresses a concord.
Concessive clauses sometimes omit the copula and its subject.
Some hold on the invisible connects the known with unknown, yet leaving the copula to be divined.
Use the copula ( 214) in twenty sentences, several of which shall illustrate its use in verb-phrases.
What looks at first, therefore, like a copula turns out to be merely an impersonal intransitive verb.
The theme in confirmation must always admit of being expressed in a logical ——, with subject, predicate, and copula.
copula cop·u·la (kŏp'yə-lə)
A narrow part connecting two structures.