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predicate nominative?

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predicate nominative?

Postby bacon » Mon Dec 12, 2005 3:51 am

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Postby Bert » Tue Dec 13, 2005 12:58 am

Yes. gi/nomai takes a pn. Verbs that take a pn are mostly linking verbs. These verbs don't indicate any action toward an object but link the subject with another substantive that tells you some more about the subject.
They CAN take a pn in any tense but that does not mean that always do.
gi/nomai can be followed by dative or genitive. u(pa/rxw can take and genitive or accusative. At least some lexicons will tell you. Middle Liddell tells you when it takes a pn or when it takes another case.
The passive voice of kale/w can also take a pn.
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Postby bacon » Sun Dec 18, 2005 12:52 am

Thanks, Bert
By the way, what is "Middle Liddell"? I have Liddell and Scott abridged.
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