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8.2.Predicative use of the noun phrase

This section discusses the use of the noun phrase as a complementive (predicative complement of the verb) in predicative constructions such as the copular and the vinden'consider' construction. We will start by discussing the “normal” predicative use of noun phrases in 8.2.1. This is followed in 8.2.2 by a discussion of the more special behavior of noun phrases denoting professions/social functions. Section 8.2.3 concludes with a discussion of examples such as het/dat zijn aardige jongens'It/That are nice boys', which are special given that a singular neuter pronoun may function as logical subject of a plural nomimal predicate.