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    Predicate nominative and predicate adjectives

    What is the predicate nominative and the predicate adjective of , The colt is frisky.

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    Re: Predicate nominative and predicate adjectives

    Let's review the difference.

    This man is ___________.

    If the blank is a noun (this man is a doctor; this man is my father), then it's a predicate nominative.

    If the blank is an adjective (this man is tall; this man is angry), then it's a predicate adjective.

    So, going back to your sentence: The colt is frisky

    Is the underlined word a noun or an adjective?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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