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Distributive predicate

SEMANTICS: a predicate that can only apply to individuals. When applied to plural noun phrases, it 'distributes' over the members of the plurality. EXAMPLE: in The boys were tall, the tallness is not ascribed to the group of boys as a whole, but only to the individual members. The opposite of a distributive predicate is a collective predicate.
LIT. Link, G. (1983)