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a: A predicate ~
b: ice cream cone

What: "Okay, this means a predicate can have "flavours" : present, future, (tenses), conditional, imperative, subjunctive (moods or modalities), or several numbers of each (past subjuncive for instance). A predicate is like an ice cream cone, and its tenses and modalities are the flavours of the scoops, of which there can be zero, one or two (and rarely, three). A predicate is a technical term regrouping, in simpler terms, verbs and words that behave as verbs. The weakness of the term "verb" is that in Latin it used to mean simply "word"."

Writer: konungursvia
Date: Oct 10 2013 3:42 PM

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