Could anyone help me make sense of this obscure excerpt. Why is it that people write things with so much jargon that what they’re trying to say gets lost in the form!
This is from a grammar Chinese book:
“When an adjective is used predicatively with a nominal headword, the result is a clause or sentence”
Last edited by Noego; 14-Apr-2007 at 07:34.
Eureka. I got it.
It simply means that the use of a predicate adjective implies a sentence/clause.
"A fat dog"=phrase
"The dog is fat"=Simple sentence, independent clause.
Still, what does "nominal headword" means? Can anyone help?