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    Default Re: The goal is to study hard.

    The goal ( subject )
    is to study hard. ( predicate )
    to study ( infinitive clause )

    we can permutate this sentence :

    To study hard is the goal . ( no change in meaning )
    To study functions as a subject here .

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    Default Re: The goal is to study hard.

    Yes, predicate nominatives act like that.

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    Default Re: The goal is to study hard.

    Quote Originally Posted by donnach View Post
    The goal is to study hard.

    1. Is "is" considered a linking verb in this sentence?

    2. Would "to study" be an infinitive in this sentence?

    3. Is "to study" a predicate adjective? (Which it must be, I'd think, since "hard" is an adverb.)

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    1. Yes.
    2. Yes.
    3. No. Predicate nominative. And "to study hard" is.

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