Adjectives used Predicatively



Adjectives used Predicatively :



The Adjectives "well and ill" are used only predicatively.

1. He is very well.
2. She is very ill.

We say, "healthy man" and "sick woman".

Content : (adjective) : satisfied – happy - not wanting more than one has

I am not content with my life's achievement.
(content - used predicatively)
lighted (lit : started to burn)
[past participle of "light"]

I lighted him up the stairs to bed with a candle.
(lighted - verb)

The candles on the Christmas tree lit up the entire place
(lit - verb)

The candle is lit.

[lit : adjective - used predicatively]

1. I am a contented man.
2. It is a lighted candle.

'Contented' and 'lighted' can be used both attributively and predicatively.

Secretary-General of the United Nations - Attorney general - Advocate general - God Almighty

Note : In the above expressions, the adjectives are used after the nouns.

General (adjective)
Almighty (adjective)

The members present - (Members who are present)
The present members - (those who are members now)

Note : In the above expressions, the adjectives give different meanings because of their positions.

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