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Secondary predicate

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Secondary predicate

A secondary predicate is a (mostly adjectival) predicative expression that conveys information about the subject but is not the main predicate of the clause. This structure may be analysed in many different ways.

These may be resultative, as in (1) and (2) or descriptive as in (3).

(1) She painted the town red
(2) The film left me cold
(3) Susan walked around naked.


  • Monica-Alexandrina Irimia (2005) "Types of secondary predication". Toronto Working Papers in Linguistics 25: 20–29

External links

  • Secondary Predication and Non-Verbal Predicates
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