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predicativeadjective

uk   /prɪˈdɪk.ə.tɪv/  us   /prɪˈdɪk.ə.t̬ɪv/ specialized
predicatively
adverb /prɪˈdɪk.ə.tɪv.li/  us /prɪˈdɪk.ə.t̬ɪv.li/
Some ​adjectives, such as "​asleep", can only be used predicatively.
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