Predicate adjectives Example: The sea is blue.
Attributive adjectives Example: The blue sea.
Attributive adjectives are adjectives that describe a characteristic (or attribute) of the noun or pronoun that they modify.
Here is my doubt.
Predicate adjectives Example: It is blue.
Attributive adjectives Example: The blue ( ? ).
By definition, can we use “it” in (?) place or can we use a pronoun in the place of Attributive adjective?
Pronouns are not usually modified because they’re normally used anaphorically to substitute for the entire noun phrase.
- He killed the blue person
- He killed him (=the blue person)?
CGEL also says that pronouns do not normally take pre-head dependents.
Pronouns do not normally allow internal pre-head dependents:*Extravagant he bought a new car; *I met interesting them all.
So your example the blue it is not idiomatic.
Pronouns can, however, take an adverb as a peripheral modifier:
I love only you.
Or adjectival modifiers in some idiomatic phrases: