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.
What’s The Difference Between Predicate Nominative And Predicate Adjective?In general, a predicate completes a sentence by providing information about what the subject is or does. The subject of a sentence is who or what is doing the action. The predicate explains the action. There’s often a linking verb (like is or became) in between the two. A predicate nominative is a noun that completes the linking verb in a sentence. Predicate adjectives complete …
What Is An Adjective?What does an adjective do? Adjectives describe or modify nouns and pronouns by providing specific details about their kind, color, quality or quantity. They generally answer questions like what kind, how many, whose, and which one? You can help readers imagine situations, characters and settings by using adjectives to provide information about what is seen, tasted, felt, and heard. Adjectives can be placed either before …
Origin of predicate adjective
First recorded in 1880–85
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