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predicate adjective

noun, Grammar.
1.
an adjective used in the predicate, especially with a copulative verb and attributive to the subject, as in He is dead, or attributive to the direct object, as in It made him sick.
Origin of predicate adjective
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85
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an adjective following a linking verb that describes the subject, such as 'roses are red'

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