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Are the predicate nominals appearing with verbs like "come" and "leave" interpreted as resultatives? [duplicate]

I was reading some manga when I encountered a rather curious turn of phrase: Come back to us a gorgeous beauty! It suddenly dawned on me that I've seen very similar examples of NP secondary predicates ...
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What is the difference between a predicate nominative/predicate adjectives and a subject complement?

For example, the sentence "John was a policeman" or "Ben was angry." Both describe the subject, so I'd call them subject complements. But they could also be a predicate nominative ...
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Merriam-Webster's 'who/whom' dilemma

Please note I don't need theory on who/whom usage. I need to understand the dictionary's explanation. I found the following article on merriam-webster.com recently: https://www.merriam-webster.com/...
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Was this subject complement diagrammed correctly?

The sentence is the following. I'm focusing on the part in bold: Feeding the goats is messy and time consuming. It's in this book. The author provides the following diagram: And I think it should ...
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"I being" or "me being"?

Is "This is me being an idiot" correct? "This is I being an idiot" sounds weird to me, but what about the subject complement?
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only linking verbs with predicate adjectives and nominatives?

Can only linking verbs have predicate adjectives and predicate nominatives as complements? If action verbs can have predicates as well then it would be really helpful to me if you could please share ...
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Can I say that the 'to-infinitive which is part of predicative is an object?

The infinitive as object as in "He asked me to come in." & the to-infinitive as part of predicative as in 'The house of Jane was not easy to find' both act as noun. Both of these 'to come & to ...
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How does one decide when to use an article with a predicate nominative?

For example, when used as a predicate nominative, anathema doesn't require an article: That belief is anathema. However other words do require an article: He became a knight. I wonder if it has ...
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Does being in the accusative case guarantee the existence of a direct object?

I want to clear this matter up once and for all. Even though I have already asked a few questions on the site related to the nominative case and the accusative case, I still get confused by one ...
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The predicate nominative and the predicate adjective is to subjective complements as the ___ and the ___ is to objective complements

What do we call those words which are adjectives used as objective complements and nouns/pronouns used as objective complements See the terms that describe adjectives or nouns/pronouns used as ...