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predicator

(ˈprɛdɪˌkeɪtə)
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(Grammar) (in systemic grammar) the part of a sentence or clause containing the verbal group; one of the four or five major components into which clauses can be divided, the others being subject, object, adjunct, and (in some versions of the grammar) complement
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Noun1.predicator - an expression that predicates
grammatical construction, construction, expression - a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit; "I concluded from his awkward constructions that he was a foreigner"
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The provision would also allow the Forest Service to tap supplemental emergency wildfire accounts using a more accurate wildfire budget predicator known as the FLAME forecast model.
Table 5--Main headline METAFUNCTION (Ellipse) Tied up to utility pole Ideational Actor Process: Circumstance: Material place Interpessoal Subject Finite+ Complement predicator Appraisal Positive Appreciation Textual Theme Rheme METAFUNCTION (Ellipse) after ex-wife killing Ideational Actor Process Goal Material Interpessoal Subject Finite + Complement predicator Appraisal Negative Appreciation Textual Theme Source: Author's elaboration.
The results of the study highlighted that parental acceptance rejection is significant predicator of disruptive problems in adolescents e.
He said: "The findings suggest that among the teenagers who had never smoked, the use of e-cigarettes was a strong predicator that within 12 months they would have tried a conventional cigarette.
He said: "The findings suggest that, among the teenagers who had never smoked, the use of e-cigarettes was a strong predicator that within 12 months they would have tried a conventional cigarette.
Social psychologist Professor Mark Conner, from the University of Leeds, who led the new research, said: "The findings suggest that among the teenagers who had never smoked, the use of e-cigarettes was a strong predicator that within 12 months they would have tried a conventional cigarette.
Prof Mark Conner, of the University of Leeds, said: "Use of e-cigarettes was a strong predicator that within 12 months they would have tried a conventional cigarette.
11,4,6] According to Shear et al, gestational age is the strongest predicator of foetal morbidity and mortality.
From this finding, it can be said that nodal calcification is not a reliable predicator of either benign or malignant disease.
Also, studies have shown that for users of Facebook that have strong ties over the network, the use of the social network becomes a significant predicator for behaviours that are showing little self-control.
Operator refers to the auxiliary verb, predicator means the main verb, and complement stands for object NP.
A recently published study found that age is also a strong predicator for obesity among Pakistani women during reproductive years.