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Copula Deletion

  • Definition: The absence of the copula, as in "You ugly" for "You're ugly;" the term usually is extended to auxiliary uses of "be" forms as well, as in "He writing a book" for "He's writing a book."

    Source: American English, second edition by Walt Wolfram and Natalie Schilling-Estes

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