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    #21

    Re: "scare wild beasts away". - What's the function of 'away'?

    Welcome back after 7 years, IsaacZ! Have you been having fun?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #22

    Re: "scare wild beasts away". - What's the function of 'away'?

    Must a predicate include a predicator? Do copular verbs count as predicators? Is is (in Alice is guilty) the predicator of which guilty is the predicative complement?

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    #23

    Re: "scare wild beasts away". - What's the function of 'away'?

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    Must a predicate include a predicator? Do copular verbs count as predicators? Is is (in Alice is guilty) the predicator of which guilty is the predicative complement?
    I believe so.

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    #24

    Re: "scare wild beasts away". - What's the function of 'away'?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Welcome back after 7 years, IsaacZ! Have you been having fun?
    Actually, I didn't notice I joined this forum that long ago and I don't remember a thing about it. If you hadn't reminded me, I would always have thought I joined this year.

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    #25

    Re: "scare wild beasts away". - What's the function of 'away'?

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulMatthews View Post

    "Guilty" is 'predicative complement' of "be" in its ascriptive sense.
    What do the words I have underlined mean?
    Typoman - writer of rongs

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    #26

    Re: "scare wild beasts away". - What's the function of 'away'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    What do the words I have underlined mean?
    I have the same question.

    What's an ascriptive sense, Paul? Is this in opposition to the equative sense?

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