Attributive And Predicative Adjective

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Attributive And  Predicative Adjective




1-When an adjective come before a noun it is 

Attributive ;

Examples :



1- She ‘s an intelligent young woman 


2- I like strong cheese  


2-When an adjective is separated from the noun and 

comes after the verbs it

Is predicative an adjective can follow verbs like be

Become  get seem appear feel smell look make (+ person) 

keep

Stay grow turn it’s a complement of the verb and not an 

object 


Examples :


1- The exam was really easy


2- He seems worried 


3-A few adjectives can have a different meaning

As attributive adjectives from their meaning as


Predicative adjective 



Examples :


1- Amina ‘s a really old friend


( I have know her for a long time )


2- Jane ‘s quite old now


( Old in age )



4- A few adjectives can be used only as attributive 


Adjectives or only as predicative adjectives



Examples :

1-Only predicative


Some adjectives relating to health ; including :


Ill, poorly, fine , well, unwell


ex :

He is very ill 




Adjectives beginning with a including : asleep, awake 

afraid , alive

ex : Do you feel afraid ?


- Some adjectives describing feelings including :

Sorry, pleased , glad, content , upset 


ex : She seems upset


Only attributive 



- Adjectives which qualify the noun including :


Only, chief , main , particular 



ex: You are my only friend













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