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    Default Predicate Noun or Predicate Adjective

    Sentence:
    The red one is mine, the blue one is hers.

    How do you classify "mine" & "hers," predicate nouns or predicate adjectives?

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    Default Re: Predicate Noun or Predicate Adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by DJester View Post
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    The red one is mine, the blue one is hers.

    How do you classify "mine" & "hers," predicate nouns or predicate adjectives?

    "Predicate pronouns"!!! They are taking the place of nouns.

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    Default Re: Predicate Noun or Predicate Adjective

    Aren`t they "possessive pronuons"?

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    Default Re: Predicate Noun or Predicate Adjective

    Predicate pronoun refers to the agent of a sentence:

    John do likes ice-cream. He is fascinated with banana split.

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    Default Re: Predicate Noun or Predicate Adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by Leandro-Z View Post
    Predicate pronoun refers to the agent of a sentence:

    John do likes ice-cream. He is fascinated with banana splits.
    No.
    'He' is not a predicate pronoun, since it's not part of a predicate.

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    Default Re: Predicate Noun or Predicate Adjective

    I was making up the term "predicate pronoun" but predicate nominatives and predicate adjectives complete the subject but fall within the predicate. They are the two types of subject complements -- even though they have "predicate" in their names. "His" and "mine" are possessive pronouns. "His" and "my" are possessive adjectives. Yes "his" can be either, depending on its use. Even though "my" is a possessive adjective, it is still a pronoun. Confusing, isn't

    These are American terms.

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