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    Subject and Object Complements

    If I was to say that all Predicate Adjectives are Subject Complements and all Postpositive, some Predicative, and no Attributive Adjectives are Object Complements, would this statement be accurate?

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    _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. This time after the pronoun- him, and after the copula; therefore, happy here is a Predicative Adjective.

    This is to say that all adjectives that come after their (pro)noun are either Postpositive, or Predicative... never Attributative. Complements are never Attributive. True?

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    Re: Subject and Object Complements

    Quote Originally Posted by c3d8 View Post
    If I was to say that all Predicate Adjectives are Subject Complements and all Postpositive, some Predicative, and no Attributive Adjectives are Object Complements, would this statement be accurate?

    E.G.

    _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. This time after the pronoun- him, and after the copula; therefore, happy here is a Predicative Adjective.

    This is to say that all adjectives that come after their (pro)noun are either Postpositive, or Predicative... never Attributative. Complements are never Attributive. True?
    Haven't we already dealt with this in another thread?

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    Re: Subject and Object Complements

    Yes. Here.

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    Re: Subject and Object Complements

    Yes. This one is slightly differently worded (I did a word-for-word comparison) - the first thread was closed.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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