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Predicate nominatives

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  • A predicate nominative is a noun or pronoun that follows a linking verb and refers to the subject of the verb.

    Examples

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    In these examples, the underlined words are predicate nominatives:

    They are the ones who play sparingly in the preseason … [TampaBay.com]

    They are the men who fans pay to watch and that the TV cameras and journalists love to focus on. [Aljazeera]

    She is a former member of the U.S. Soccer Federation Under-15 Women’s National Team … [ESPN]

    He believes he is who his reputation says he is … [Astrochicks]

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    Comments

    1. Raven Darkness says:

      To the ark

    2. Millie I. Mackey says:

      The sentence in question is: ” Drugs aren’t one of the problems. Shouldn’t the predicative nominatve agree with the subject? The sentence before that is, “We have 99 problems.

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