good pants

Is 'good' there an attributive? Is it necessary to be attributive here?

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Yes it is. It attributes a property, goodness, to the pants. If the expression were "The pants are good.", that would be a predicate adjective. What other possibility did you have in mind?

  • Maybe adjective nonattributive and nonpredicative simulteneously? Mar 17, 2020 at 13:30

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