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.
Examples of Predicate AdjectivesBelow are some examples of predicate adjectives. In these examples, the predicate adjective is shaded and the subject being modified is in bold.
What is a predicate?
What is an adjective?
What is a linking verb?
What does 'modify' mean?
What is a subject of a verb?
Glossary of grammatical terms
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