If I was to say that all Subject Complements are Predicate Adjectives and all Object Complements are either Postpositive, or Predicative Adjectives, would this statement be accurate?
_The clown got the children too excited. This is after the noun, which is children, and before a copula; therefore, exited here is a Postpositive Adjective, right?
_The convention named Dogbreath Vice President to keep him happy. Again, after the noun, which is Dogbreath, but after the copula; therefore, happy here is a Predicative Adjective.
This is to say that all adjectives that come after their noun are either Postpositive, or Predicative... never Attributative. Complements are never Attributive. True?
Last edited by c3d8; 25-Oct-2013 at 22:11.
I happened to wander across the page from which your example sentences originated. I suggest you go back and read the page again.
See: Predicates, Objects, Complements
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So all predicate adjectives are subject complements, though not all subject complements are predicate adjectives, and no predicate adjectives is an object complement. Oll korrect, okeh and off to Kinderhook, thank you MikeNewYork, I understand that much now. I do have a few other questions in regards to the other two, or three "functions" of adjectives, but I'll reserve them for another thread. Any other questions I have in regards to this thread I'll post after I have a better understanding of the other adjectival functions.
I must admit that I don't understand this statement. Attributive adjective means before the noun, hence the prefix at-(assimilated ad-) which means to, or before.
Postpositive is after the noun, but before the copula, and a predicative is after the copula.
I'm having trouble finding evidence to support this, perhaps you mistyped? If an attributive adjective is placed postpositively... it would become a postpositive adjective.
Am I wrong??
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Post deleted. Inappropriate language.
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