M-backspace (or by
M-x backward-kill-word), I can remove the word before the cursor. Is there a built-in equivalent of this command for copying instead of deleting?
Obviously one can do
M-x backward-kill-word then
M-x yank (or
M-x undo), but I am wondering if there is a better solution (aside from not to be so quick, the inconvenience is that it first changes the status of the buffer).