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2009) to consolidate causal understanding of saline-sodic subsoil patterns in the soil-landscape, which we transfer to a computer-based expert system to predicatively map saline-sodic patterns in the region.
It's a way to open up a dialogue and, when used predicatively, it acts like a weather report, letting you know when to carry an umbrella or when to apply the suntan lotion.
However, Firth (1957) is the most quoted scholar to claim that one knows a word by the company it keeps, implying that if a student knows the other words with which a lexical item can be used, he or she knows that word (and those with which it collocates); and that on the contrary, a student may not be thought of as knowing the language and using it properly if he or she knows the meaning of all entries in a dictionary but has problems in using such seemingly synonymous words as happy and glad in the sense that the first is used both attributively and predicatively, but the second only predicatively, so that whereas the former collocates with a following noun, the latter cannot although both can collocate with a preceding linking verb (Eastwood, 1999).
As an agreement suffix attached to an adjective, -im only occurs predicatively, whereas attributively -i'is used with singular and plural reference alike.
(8) But Plato wants to prove the uniqueness rather than assume it, so we shall read the Constitution Principle predicatively. On this reading, the Constitution Principle determines the nature of a Form as what f' really is.
On the other hand, where lawyers predicatively suggest a certain type of counsel on this basis, this displays a paternalism that may not be in the best interests of the client.
The insights of historians and phenomenologists of religion were helpful in offering categories, but something was clearly lacking in my understanding, because I was still operating predicatively, conceptually, and judgmentally.
Moments before it is the customer's turn to speak with an agent, the system predicatively places the return call, connects with the customer and transfers him or her to the head of the line as a the properly skilled agent is concluding the preceding call.
The Constructive or 'grammarian' orientation proposes a solution to the same problem through the aforementioned restriction of the existent to the predicatively specifiable.
A test for an adjective is whether a word can be used predicatively: for example, the difference between 'a small vehicle' and 'a passenger vehicle' is seen by comparing the predicative construction 'that vehicle is small' with 'that vehicle is passenger.' 'Arctic,' in the sense we mean it here, is not used predicatively: we hear for example 'those are Arctic scientists' but not 'the scientists in that group are Arctic' or 'this is an Arctic community' but not 'that community is Arctic.' When we talk about 'an Arctic scientist' or 'an Arctic community' we make direct reference to the Arctic itself, we are using not an adjective, but the noun, to describe the one or the other, and the upper-case initial is appropriate.
They observe that qian 'former' cannot be used predicatively (* zhei-ge zongtong qian 'this-CL president former') and that no de is allowed in the modification structure (qian [*de] zongtong).
Considering the syntactic aspects first, Mackenzie (2001: 127) has pointed out that the category Adverb must be identified within the English lexicon because there are at least two classes of adverbs that can be used predicatively, namely place and time adverbs.