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Predicative Constituents
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Predicative constituents are linguistic units which either form part of the predicate or constitute the whole predicate. Roughly speaking, a predicate is the constituent performing the function which is generally fulfilled by a verb in Indo-European languages; nevertheless the predicate is not necessarily a verb. In Ancient Greek, the predicate of a main clause can be a finite verb form, bu…

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Camille Denizot, “Predicative Constituents”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 27 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000288>
First published online: 2013

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