9.1.1 Be

Many languages have general words that indicate some kind of state. These general words may be used with a wide variety of specific meanings. For instance in English the word 'be' may be used to identify something, describe something, and many other ideas.

Louw Nida Codes: 
13A State
  • What words refer to something being something?
    be, represent, amount to, form, make, constitute
  • What words indicate that something is being identified?
  • What words indicate that a group of things is something?
    make up, form, constitute, add up to,