Adjectives - predicative position

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Adjectives can be placed after be (is, am, are, was, were) and other copular verbs like look, seem, appear, feel etc. In this case, the adjective describes the subject of the sentence.

Adjectives used only in predicative position

1. Some adjectives beginning with the letter 'a-' are used mainly in predicative position.

Examples are: afraid, afloat, alight, alike, alive, alone, asleep, awake etc.
Before nouns we use other words.

2. The adjectives ill and well are most common in predicative position.
Before a noun, we use other words.

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