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What is a predicate noun?

 

Definition
 

A predicate noun is a noun (or noun phrase) that is used to predicate a description or identification of the subject.

Examples (English)
 
  • He is a good man.
  • He became a mathematician.
Generic
  A predicate noun is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Pei and Gaynor 1954 174

 

Mish 1991 926–927

 

Hartmann and Stork 1972 182

 

Quirk, Greenbaum, Leech, and Svartvik 1985 737, 742


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