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I am curious: is it proper usage of grammar to use these words together : Fairly quickly ex: We responded to the fire call fairly quickly.
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katie asks...
What is a predicate nominative (grammmar)?
Anne answers...
A predicate nominative is a fancy word for a noun or pronoun used after the verb that refers back to the subject of the sentence. Here is an example: He hit himself in the head. In this sentence "himself" is a pronoun used as a predicate nominative because it's referring back to "He." If the sentence said, "He hit Alice in the head," it would not be a predicate nominative.
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