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  1. #1
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    Question object

    i want to know when we have a sentence like ( the sky is blue)
    i know that blue is adjective so it cant be an object ( correct me if i am wrong please )

    also if we have sentence like ( he is a young man )
    young also adjective but can we say that young man is the object

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    Re: object

    Black cat,

    You're right. In that structure blue is called a predicate adjective. It describes the subject. When a noun is involved, it's called a predicate nominative.

    1. The sky is blue. <predicate adjective>
    2. He is a young man. <predictae nominative>

    Predicate adjectives and predicate nominatives are called "subject complements". They follow linking verbs.

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