predicative - definition and synonyms

adjective linguistics 

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  1. an adjective is predicative when it follows a linking verb such as ‘be’ or ‘seem’. In the sentence ‘She was right and I was wrong’, the adjectivesright’ and ‘wrong’ are predicative. Some adjectives, such as ‘afraid’, ‘asleep’, ‘alive’, and ‘unable’ are always predicative.
    See also attributive

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