Incohatives and Predicates
25. What is a inchoative and what is a predicate?
A inchoative and a predicate are nouns that make up a complete sentence. For example:
المومنُونَ صادِقُونَ (The believers are truthful.)
26. How many kinds of predicates are there?
There are three kinds of predicates:
• Single word: الصّمتُ زینٌ (Silence is beautiful.)
• Sentence (both nominal and verbal)
• Prepositional phrase (which is either comprised of an adverb of time or place or a word preceded by a jar preposition (which will be explained later): الحیّةُ تَحتَ العُشب (The snake is in the grass.)
27. What is a sentence comprised of a inchoative and a predicate called?
A sentence comprised of a inchoative and a predicate is called a nominative sentence.