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What is a predicate noun?



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.
  A predicate noun is a kind of

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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