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English grammar help. Grammar questions from ESL learners

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Postby Sang-heui, Kim » Thu Oct 21, 2004 7:06 am

Hi, Teacher.

Thanks for your clear explanations!!!

I'd like to know usage of copular verbs.
Though there are various copular verbs, I tnink there aren't many differences in meanings of the verbs.
For example,
My brother became a doctor.
She will make a good wife.
His dream came true.
This well runs dry in winter.
I guess, however, there are slight differences in meanings.
So if hou have a trouble in explaing all of them, tell me available site or homepage

Best regards.
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Postby Alan » Fri Oct 22, 2004 7:52 am

The copular verbs you cite all essentially mean 'become': they tend to vary only in terms of which verb is idiomatic with which kind of subject or complement. I suggest that you learn them as fixed expressions.
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