predicate nominative


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Related to predicate nominative: predicate adjective, direct object

predicate nominative

n.
A noun or pronoun that follows a linking verb and refers to the same person or thing as the subject of the verb.

pred′icate nom′inative


n.
a noun, pronoun, or adjective in the nominative case, as in Latin or Greek, that is used in the predicate with a copulative verb and has the same referent as the subject.
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Pat Slaughter, for example, hit me with this: "My mission in life is to preserve the predicate nominative, therefore I would appreciate it if you would rework the sentence beginning `My sister Carol.
And for more on the predicate nominative constructions see Langacker (1991: 64-71).
This is defined by Emile Benveniste as "a predicate nominative, without a verb or copula," which is "the normal expression .