predicate adjective

A predicate adjective is an adjective appearing in the predicate of a sentence or clause and modifying the grammatical subject of the sentence or clause. Typically, a predicate adjective follows the verb to be, but it could also follow a linking verb. The following predicate adjectives are underlined:

Fred is tall.
Susan seems sick.
The book is difficult to understand.

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