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    Bore/threatened (predicative)

    I have seen the following sentence in English dictionary



    The coach was there, with his bored driver.

    In threatened way. (Have seen in some sentences)


    As far as I am confirmed that 'bored' and 'threatened' can not be used before noun as being predicative adjective. Please clear me.

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    Re: Bore/threatened (predicative)

    Quote Originally Posted by Aradhana Mittal View Post
    I have seen the following sentence in an English dictionary:

    The coach was there, with his bored driver. This is fine, if the coach was a person whose driver was fed up of waiting for him.

    In threatened way. (I have seen this in some sentences.) We need to see one of those sentences. It makes no sense as is.


    As far as I am confirmed concerned, that 'bored' and 'threatened' can not be used before nouns as they are predicative adjectives. Please clear this up for me.

    Thank you in advance. Unnecessary. Just click the Like button when you get a helpful reply.
    There's nothing wrong with 'a bored driver'.

    You could say 'He looked at me in a threatening way' or 'The look on his face was threatening'. I'm surprised you've seen 'In threatened way' in some sentences. I've never seen it in my life.

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    Re: Bore/threatened (predicative)

    You could also use with its bored driver, but his doesn't work.
    Last edited by Tdol; 22-Sep-2013 at 17:57.

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    Re: Bore/threatened (predicative)

    I thought it meant a bus, too, but as the OP was quoting from a dictionary, I decided it meant a sports instructor.

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    Re: Bore/threatened (predicative)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    You could also use with its bored driver, but his doesn't work.
    "His" would work only if it referred back to a previously mentioned driver for a man.

    Mr James hired a coach and a driver to take everyone to the company Christmas party. After the party, he got outside and there was his coach and [his] bored driver, waiting to take everyone home again.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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