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In the sentence "He is a fool" word fool is an adjective or noun?
 

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A noun; 'foolish' would be the adjective.
 

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ypsingh said:
In the sentence "He is a fool" word fool is an adjective or noun?

In addition, here's a trick to help to determine if the subject complement is a noun (i.e., predicate nominal) or an adjective (i.e., predicate adjective): Use the verb 'seem':

EX: He is a fool. (subject complement)
EX: He seems fool. (Not OK)

'fool' doesn't work with 'seem', so we know it's not an adjective. :wink:

EX: He seems foolish. (OK; Adjective)

All the best, :D
 
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