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    predicate nominal = still called object?

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    Do we call the predicate nominal still object? I mean, subject and predicate nominal are the same things, right? Therefore, it can't be an object anymore, right?

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    Last edited by virus99; 08-Sep-2013 at 19:59.

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    Re: predicate nominal = still called object?

    Quote Originally Posted by virus99 View Post
    Hi!

    Do we call the predicate nominal still object? I mean, subject and predicate nominal are the same things, right? Therefore, it can't be an object anymore, right?

    Thanks for helping!
    That would depend on your opinion and/of that of various grammarians.

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    Re: predicate nominal = still called object?

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    That would depend on your opinion and/of that of various grammarians.
    So it's not nonsense to say that the p.n. isn't a classical object because it just mirrows the subject? Or is this even grammatically nonrelevant (I slowly but surley get this notion )

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    Re: predicate nominal = still called object?

    Quote Originally Posted by virus99 View Post
    Hi!

    Do we call the predicate nominal still object? I mean, subject and predicate nominal are the same things, right? Therefore, it can't be an object anymore, right?

    Thanks for helping!
    We do not refer to a predicate nominative (after a linking verb) as an object of the verb. It restates and stands for the subject.

    John is a policeman. John = policeman.

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