It was cloudy this morning.

The word cloudy in this sentence is for sure an adjective. However, what is its syntactic function?

is it an:

object complement adjective

or a predicate adjective

or a attributive adjective

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    It was a cloudy morning. He was funny. He was a funny guy. A regular adjective. You are asking about function. – Lambie Apr 24 '18 at 16:59
  • So, what is its function? is it predicate or regular? – User384789 Apr 24 '18 at 17:02
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    It's a predicate adjective but I warn you that others have fancier names for this. – Lambie Apr 24 '18 at 17:07
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    I have to admit, I often don't understand what questions about "syntactic function" are trying to get at. "It" obviously is a pronoun for "the sky." "The sky was cloudy" uses the adjective cloudy to describe the sky. Does the answer have to be an Latin or something? (only being a bit facetious)? – user8356 Apr 24 '18 at 17:15
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    @user8356 Well, if you take a look at ze ozzer site, you will see that often it does have to be Greek to common mortals who otherwise are quite educated. :) – Lambie Apr 24 '18 at 17:19

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