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    I have a question about the predicate adjective and predicate noun. In this sentence, Paul was a good student, is good an adjective or predicate adjective?
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    Default Re: Predicate adjective

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    I have a question about the predicate adjective and predicate noun. In this sentence, Paul was a good student, is good an adjective or predicate adjective?
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    A predicate adjective is an adjective that is used to predicate an attribute of the subject.

    Predicate Adjectives


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    General Writing and Grammar Help: predicate adjective vs adjective, superlative adjectives, predicate noun

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    Default Re: Predicate adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer Nevsky View Post
    I have a question about the predicate adjective and predicate noun. In this sentence, Paul was a good student, is good an adjective or predicate adjective?
    Jennifer N
    Adjectives can be used in two ways - attributive and predicative.
    'good' is an adjective.
    In "A good student", 'good' is an attributive adjective.
    In "The student is good", 'good' is a predicate adjective.

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