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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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attributiveat‧trib‧u‧tive /əˈtrɪbjətɪv/ adjective  SLGdescribing and coming before a noun. For example, in the phrasebig city’, ‘big’ is an attributive adjective, and in the phrase ‘school bus’, ‘school’ is a noun in an attributive position.predicativeattributively adverb
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attributiveThird, it is noteworthy that the question appropriate to predicate qualifying position is different from that for the postnominal attributive adjectives.Parallel to the division of adjunct, we may divide sub-clauses into attributive clauses, predicative clauses and adverbial clauses.When a quotation is followed by an attributive phrase, the comma is placed within the quotation marks.
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