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Yes, the word tired can be a predicate nominative when it 'renames' the subject. Predicate nominatives follow a 'linking' verb. Examples:

Mary is tired. (Mary = tired)

Mary became tired. (Mary > tired)

They were tired. (They = tired)

When used with a non-linking verb, tired is not a predicate nominative. Examples:

That dog is a tired old thing. (tired is an adjective modifying the object or the sentence)

The tired kids were ready for a nap. (tired is an adjective modifying the subject of the sentence)

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No, the word 'tired' is the past participle, past tense of the verb to tire. The past participle of the verb also functions as an adjective.


The baby tired quickly at the picnic. (verb)

We put the tired baby in the shade for a nap. (adjective)

The abstract noun form of the verb to tire is the gerund, tiring.

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