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What is a predicate?

 

Definition
 

A predicate is the portion of a clause, excluding the subject, that expresses something about the subject.

 
Also known as:

predicator

Example (English)
 
  • The book is on the table.
  • Kind
      Here is a kind of predicate:
     
    Generic
      A predicate is a kind of
     
    Sources
     

    Crystal 1980 280

     

    Hartmann and Stork 1972 182

     

    Pei and Gaynor 1954 173

     

    Pike and Pike 1982 40

     

    Mish 1991 926

     

    Crystal 1985 241–242


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