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This is a short list of English language words that are commonly used to link the subject of a sentence with a predicate (or subject complement). This is referred to as "copula". We've also included examples of how these verbs are used copulatively, due to the fact that many of these verbs may also be used non-copulatively. Other copulative verbs exist in addition to the ones listed here.

  • act 
    "John acted strange."

  • appear 
    "John appeared happy, but wasn't really happy."

  • be 
    "John is a hero."

  • become (inchoative)
    "John became rich."

  • call in 
    "John called in sick."

  • come 
    "Her predictions came true."
    "The seat belt came...
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not note

want won’t

got goat

hop hope

on own

cost coast

non known

odd owed

rod road

rot wrote

sop soap

stock stoke

tossed toast

wok woke

block bloke

bond boned

bossed boast

clock cloak

cock coke

cod code

col coal

cop cope

god goad

jock joke

mod mode

pop pope

rob robe

rod rode

ROM roam

shod showed

smock smoke

sock soak

sod sewed

blot bloat

bod bode

bonze bones

chock choke

cocks coax

con cone

crock croak

doss dose

dot dote

foggy fogey

glob globe

hod hoed

lob lobe

lop lope

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mop mope

mot mote

nod node

odd ode

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tock toke

tod toad

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his he’s

it eat

sit seat

did deed

fill feel

fit feet

grin green

hit heat

is ease

mitt meet

slip sleep

still steal

bit beat

bitch beach

itch each

gin gene

grid greed

hid heed

hill he’ll

ill eel

kip keep

knit neat

lick leak

lip leap

mill meal

pick peek

piss piece

pitch peach

risen reason

shit sheet

sick seek

sin scene

sin seen

still steel

tin teen

bid bead

bitch beech

biz bees

chick cheek

chit cheat

cist ceased

dip deep

fist feast

fizz fees

hip heap

kid keyed

pill peel

pip peep

piss peace

sill seal

sim seem

skid skied

skim scheme

till teal

tizz teas

bib Beeb

blip bleep

britches breeches

crick creek

din dean

finned fiend

flit fleet

gip jeep

grist greased

pit peat

sim seam

sip seep

shin sheen

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slick sleek

slit sleet

tick teak

tit teat

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had head

ham hem

jam gem

pan pen

pat pet

sad said

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band bend

bat bet

dad dead

flash flesh

gas guess

gnat net

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shall shell

spanned spend

axe ex

fad fed

gassed guest

manned mend

marry merry

mat met

sacks sex

sax sex

tack tech

track trek

bland blend

cattle kettle

dab deb

flax flecks

frat fret

rabble rebel

tamp temp

tamper temper

trad tread

vat vet

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