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  • One of the two kinds of relationship of a predicative complement to its predicand after the verb 'be'. An ascriptive use ascribes a property to the predicand: for example, 'Mary is tall', 'Bill is a linguist'. The other kind of use is the specifying use.

    July 29, 2008