Predicate Adjectives

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What Are Predicate Adjectives? (with Examples)

A predicate adjective is an adjective that follows a linking verb and modifies (i.e., refers back to) the subject of the linking verb.

A predicate adjective contrasts with an attributive adjective, which typically sits immediately before the noun it modifies.

For example:

Examples of Predicate Adjectives

Below are some examples of predicate adjectives. In these examples, the predicate adjective is shaded and the subject being modified is in bold.

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What is a predicate? What is the predicate nominative? What is an adjective? What is a linking verb? What does 'modify' mean? What is a subject of a verb? Glossary of grammatical terms