FRIEDMAN: I think you also laid the predicate for the Iran negotiations.
In the proposition, Some men are mortal, both the predicate and the subject are undistributed.
The train of consequences which follows, is inferred by altering the predicate into 'not many.'
In the affirmation, that a man walked upon water, the idea of the subject is not contradictory of that in the predicate.
Of all such actions we predicate not courage, but a name indicative of order.
Consequently, substance is what is never a predicate; it is that to which all predicates are applied.
In 'the matter seems clear,' 'clear' is part of the predicate of 'matter.'
The predicate nominative is commonest after the copula is (in its various forms).
A verb should agree in number with its subject, and not with its predicate.
You like a regular, straight-out, simple sentence with one subject and one predicate, don't you?
mid-15c., a term in logic, from Middle French predicat and directly from Medieval Latin predicatum, from Latin praedicatum "that which is said of the subject," noun use of neuter past participle of praedicare "assert, proclaim, declare publicly," from prae- "forth, before" (see pre-) + dicare "proclaim," from stem of dicere "to speak, to say" (see diction). Grammatical sense is from 1630s. Related: Predicative; predicator; predicatory.
1887, from Latin praedicatus, past participle of praedicare "proclaim, announce" (see predicate (n.)).
1550s, back formation from predication, or else from Latin praedicatus, past participle of praedicare "proclaim, announce" (see predicate (n.)). Related: Predicated; predicating. Phrase predicated on "founded on, based on," is American English, first recorded 1766.