Nominative: predicate NP

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The nominative signals a predicate NP if it expresses a property, class or identity of the noun phrase which functions as subject.

Syntactic behaviour

The predicate NP is never accompanied by an article.

Example Sentences: 


Κύλων ἦν Ἀθηναῖος ἀνὴρ Ὀλυμπιονίκης τῶν πάλαι εὐγενής τε καὶ δυνατός

In vroegere generaties was er een Atheense man, Kylon, die winnaar was in de Olympische Spelen, een edel en machtig man.



εἰ γάρ εἰσιν οἱ θεοὶ σοφοί, | εὔψυχον ἄνδρα πολεμίων θανόνθ᾽ ὕπο | κούφῃ καταμπίσχουσιν ἐν τύμβῳ χθονί

For if the gods are wise, they bury a brave man, who was killed by his enemies, in the light earth as a tomb.