We painted the wall green.

The word 'green' in the above sentence is an adjective or a noun?

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    "We washed the wall clean." Is "clean" a noun or an adjective? Similarly, why is this sentence wrong? "*We painted the wall latex."
    – gotube
    Dec 21, 2022 at 16:29
  • @gotube We painted the wall 'in' green. Does this one sound okay? I think it's okay and in this case of 'in' green is a 'noun'.
    – gomadeng
    Dec 21, 2022 at 16:35
  • No, "we painted the wall in green" doesn't sound okay. And "in green" isn't a noun.
    – Divizna
    Dec 21, 2022 at 18:14
  • @Divizna In 'in green', 'green' is a noun and 'in' is a prepostion.
    – gomadeng
    Dec 21, 2022 at 18:14
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    This could be a great question but it sorely lacks detail and research. I mean, you need to share the work you put into the question, don't leave it in your head. You should post the dictionary definition that says green is a noun and ask whether we agree or not and why.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Dec 21, 2022 at 21:56

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It's absolutely an adjective so I don't see any problems

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