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pred·ica·tive adjec·tive

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  1. predicative adjectivenoun

    An adjective that is not part of the noun clause it modifies, but is linked to it with a copula.

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  1. predicative adjective

    A predicative expression (or just predicative) is part of a clause predicate, and is an expression that typically follows a copula or linking verb, e.g. be, seem, appear, or that appears as a second complement of a certain type of verb, e.g. call, make, name, etc. The most frequently acknowledged types of predicative expressions are predicative adjectives (also predicate adjectives) and predicative nominals (also predicate nominals). The main trait of all predicative expressions is that they serve to express a property that is assigned to a "subject", whereby this subject is usually the clause subject, but at times it can be the clause object. A primary distinction is drawn between predicative (also predicate) and attributive expressions. Further, predicative expressions are typically not clause arguments, and they are also typically not clause adjuncts. There is hence a three-way distinction between predicative expressions, arguments, and adjuncts. The terms predicative expression on the one hand, and subject complement and object complement on the other hand overlap in meaning to a large extent.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of predicative adjective in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of predicative adjective in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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