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    adjective and noun

    In the sentence "He is a fool" word fool is an adjective or noun?

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    A noun; 'foolish' would be the adjective.

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    Re: adjective and noun

    Quote Originally Posted by ypsingh
    In the sentence "He is a fool" word fool is an adjective or noun?
    In addition, here's a trick to help to determine if the subject complement is a noun (i.e., predicate nominal) or an adjective (i.e., predicate adjective): Use the verb 'seem':

    EX: He is a fool. (subject complement)
    EX: He seems fool. (Not OK)

    'fool' doesn't work with 'seem', so we know it's not an adjective. :wink:

    EX: He seems foolish. (OK; Adjective)

    All the best, :D

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