Setting: My office
Time: Within the last few days
Characters: Me, my interns T & H
Activity: Me – answering e-mails; T & H scrapbooking
T: What part of speech is the word crazy in the sentence, “She is crazy.”
Me: Well, my first thought is adjective, but that’s not right.
T: It’s an adjective being used as a noun?
Me: Yeah . . . that happens all the time. It’s a predicate nominative.
H: The sentence has a linking verb, so crazy has to be a predicate nominative.
T: Predicate nominative . . . that makes total sense.
Everyone resumes previous activities.