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.
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How to use predicate adjective in a sentence
In some of these examples, the predicate adjective has a modifier.
A Subjective predicate adjective is an adjective that completes the verb and modifies the subject.Ontario Normal School Manuals: Science of Education | Ontario Ministry of Education
A predicate adjective completes the meaning of the predicate verb, but describes or limits the subject.
In the second, the participle drenched expresses mere condition, and is therefore a predicate adjective.
The past participle is often used as a predicate adjective expressing state or condition.