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Attributive and Predicate Adjectives.


Adjectives are either Attributive or Predicate.

1. An Attributive Adjective simply qualifies its noun without the intervention of a verb or participle, expressed or implied: as, - bonus imperátor, a good commander; stellae lúcidae, bright stars; verbum Graecum, a Greek word.

2. All other adjectives are called Predicate Adjectives: -

NOTE: A predicate adjective may be used with sum or a copulative verb (§ 283); it may have the construction of a predicate accusative after a verb of naming, calling, or the like (§ 393. N.); or it may be used in apposition like a noun (§ 282. b).