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    Default Predication Subjunct

    "She is really an intelligent child."

    Dr. Quirk says that "really" in that sentence is a predication subjunct.

    Would you please tell me in simple English what that means?


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    Default Re: Predication Subjunct

    * Not a teacher

    If you haven't come across this so far (but I think you already did), check it out:

    http://nechodimnaprednasky.sk/stiahn...ls_magi_1_.pdf

    Excerpt from page 14:

    - > predication subjuncts – Subjunct has a special relation with the Predicate
    ex.: She is a really intelligent child. - > part of C
    She is really an intelligent child. - > predication Subjunct
    Not a teacher.
    Not a native speaker.
    Just a language lover who is majoring in English.

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    Default Re: Predication Subjunct

    Thank you very much, SirGod, for the excellent link.

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