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    Predicate Adjective / Predicate Nominative

    Predicate Adjective (Describes subject.)

    • I am ready.
      John is happy.
      Sue is sad.


    The above sentences can be reversed, thus:
    • Ready am I.
      Happy is John.
      Sad is Sue.


    While the previous sentences are unlikely, they are possible. The predicate adjective can change places with the subject.

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    Predicate Nominative (Defines subject.)

    • John is a plumber.
      Mike is a vet.
      Richard is a teacher.
      Cas is a Canadian.


    The predicate nominative cannot change places with the subject.

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    Re: Predicate Adjective / Predicate Nominative

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Predicate Adjective (Describes subject.)

    • I am ready.
      John is happy.
      Sue is sad.


    The above sentences can be reversed, thus:
    • Ready am I.
      Happy is John.
      Sad is Sue.


    While the previous sentences are unlikely, they are possible. The predicate adjective can change places with the subject.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Predicate Nominative (Defines subject.)

    • John is a plumber.
      Mike is a vet.
      Richard is a teacher.
      Cas is a Canadian.


    The predicate nominative cannot change places with the subject.
    How about:

    John is the plumber.
    The plumber is John.

    etc.

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    Re: Predicate Adjective / Predicate Nominative

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Predicate Adjective (Describes subject.)

    • I am ready.
      John is happy.
      Sue is sad.


    The above sentences can be reversed, thus:
    • Ready am I.
      Happy is John.
      Sad is Sue.


    While the previous sentences are unlikely, they are possible. The predicate adjective can change places with the subject.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Predicate Nominative (Defines subject.)

    • John is a plumber.
      Mike is a vet.
      Richard is a teacher.
      Cas is a Canadian.


    The predicate nominative cannot change places with the subject.
    How about:

    John is the plumber.
    The plumber is John.

    etc.
    Your two sample sentences do not, I think, have the same meaning. Nevertheless, I get your point.

    (Feel free to change anything in the original that you think needs to be changed.)

    :)

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    Re: Predicate Adjective / Predicate Nominative

    In the sentence I am a good teacher is good a predicate adjective?
    Jenny

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