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  1. Predicative expression

    A predicative expression is a clause predicate. The term is used more specifically to denote expressions that typically follow a copula, e.g. be, seem, appear, or that appear 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 and predicative 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 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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of predicative expression in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of predicative expression in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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