predicative

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA (key): /prɪˈdɪk.ə.tɪv/ or /ˈprɛdəˌkeɪtɪv/ or /ˈprɛdəkətɪv/

Adjective[change]

Positive
predicative

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. (grammar) A predicative complement comes in a verb phrase or preposition phrase and relates to the subject.
    In a big tree, the adjective big is attributive, but in the tree is big, it is predicative.

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