Is the predicative proper in this example?

I object to praises that are too abundant and too often.

  1. Does the meaning of abundant fit here?
  2. Often is an adverb, so can it be used as a predicative which is
    usually adjective or noun?


Abundant fits; it means present in great quantity; more than adequate; oversufficient.

Often does not fit; an independent adverb may not be the sole predicate of a clause. You could make the adverb modify an adjective (such as given) to get rid of the grammatical inconsistency:

I object to praise that is too abundant and too often given.

Or you could replace the adverb with an adjective:

I object to praise that is too abundant and too frequent.

However, all that said, there are many more words in the sentence than is necessary. For instance, abundant includes a good bit of frequent, so you could easily remove the last three or four words; also, [noun] that is too [adj] can often be simplified to over-[adj] [noun]. I object to sounds a little more judgmental than necessary: I would use I dislike. So the sentence now looks like this:

I dislike overabundant praise.

That sounds much better than the original.

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