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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She immediately fired right back: "I still stand, arms akimbo, eyes flashing, steadfast in defense of the predicate nominative - compulsive if you wish."
And for more on the predicate nominative constructions see Langacker (1991: 64-71).
Thus, the following may be added to the subject predicate sentence pattern: subject, predicate, direct object; subject, predicate, indirect object, direct object; subject, predicate, predicate nominative; and subject, predicate, predicate, predicate adjective pattern.