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When adjectives become predicatives, do they also become adverbs?

Optional depictive predicatives as adjuncts Obligatory predicatives are clearly complements, dependent on the occurrence of an appropriate verb. With optional ones, however, there are grounds ...
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Discerning arguments of verbs, predicates?

I think I get that a verb may utilize arguments. Does a predicate announce something of an object (or subject)? In, "The lake froze solid". The lake seems a noun phrase that solid may predicate ...
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If a clause/sentence doesn't have a verb/predicate, is it grammatical?

I heard a sentence from BBC: So, quite a few different meanings there to contend with, but I hope this helps you to identify which word you might use. In the first clause (before "but"), there's ...