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In the sentence "The orange basketball is new", is "new" apart from the word "orange" is also an adjective?

asked Jun 03 '13 at 16:04 kalyani New member

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Both 'orange' and 'new' are adjectives describing 'basketball'. Because 'new' is on the right side of the linking verb 'is', it is called a predicate adjective.

link answered Jun 03 '13 at 21:36 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

I agree. The first adjective is used attributively (before the noun), and the second one is used predicatively (in the predicate - after the linking verb). Both describe the same noun 'basketball'.

Ahmad BarnardJun 04 '13 at 07:41

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I think "new" is a complement of a sentence.

link comment answered Jun 03 '13 at 16:33 Sanjay Expert

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