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Questions tagged [adjectives]

An adjective is a word that describes a noun. In English the adjective usually (but not always) precedes the noun it describes.

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Use of rotating in two different form

There are two senteces below which i wrote. In these sentences, i used rotating in two diffrent form. I am sure that second one is correct.I wrote the first sentence based on the phrase “ a 360 degree ...
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Which one is correct as adjective “protruding” or “protruded”?

I saw a phrase saying “protruding eye”. Shouldn’t it be “protruded” ? I couldn’t understand why -ing is used instead of -ed and how the -ing form is used as an adjective here.
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The use of the adjective “narrow” as an adverb

Tell me please if the following use of the adjective is correct. You hands are too far apart. Grab the bar narrower and chin up. What I want to communicate is hands being closer together is better....
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“Up” is adjective or adverb in this context

Sentences: Further up the hill there was a small house. Further up in the hill there was a small house. He is up the tree. He is up in the tree. In example 2 and 4, up seems to be ...
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The difference between Laughed and Laughing in my sentence

I have two phrases but I can't understand what's the difference between them. I will make you laughing. and I will make you laughed.
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use of word “Like” in the beginning of a sentence

Like smaller companies, the larger companies, continue to be impacted by the advancements in technology. Can anyone help me understand what function the word "Like" has in the sentence? Is it a ...
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A problem regarding determiners as the object

In an editorial I found a sentence. It notes that East and South Asia have the highest number of deaths due to air pollution; by one estimate, it killed about 1.24 million in India in 2017. Here ...
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Kids! You're (disgusted/disgusting)! Don't talk with your mouths full! adjective when ended with ed or ing

Kids! You're (disgusted/disgusting)! Don't talk with your mouths full! I would like to know why the answer is disgusting?
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Adjective form of “over the years”

Adverbs to. Adjectives quickly to quick , well to good My problem is: He has earned the money over the years. Can I say: The money is his over-the-years earning? Thank you....
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A problem regarding superfluous constructions

There is a sentence that I found in an editorial. Victory in Baghouz will also mean the IS’s territorial caliphate is shattered. According to cambridge dictionary meaning of caliphate is an ...
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a predicative adjective in an atributive clause OR an postpositive adjective?

These are/were the images presented by us. Is "presented" in this case a postpositive adjective or a predicative adjective in an attributive clause? In case "presented" is a verb here, can I use it ...
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Adverbs before adjectives

Generally speaking, adverbs modify verbs, and adjectives modify nouns. However, I guess adverbs can modify nouns as well. With that said, I recently came across the following sentence that just struck ...
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I need some help with Croquet-Ground [closed]

What's the meaning of "The Queen’s Croquet-Ground?" It's a chapter title , from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
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Why can't I say 'I am much happy now'?

As far as I know, to use "much" with an adjective, the adjective has to be in comparative form. For example, much happier, much prettier, etc. And it is used with nouns; I don't have much time. I ...
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The Questions which are easy to understand” vs “The easy-to-understand questions”

What do we call the following kind of adjective? I saw a text similar to the following the easy-to-understand questions are so important to make our decisions! I have two questions ...
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Should “above” and “below” be put before or after the noun? [closed]

Please see the above picture. Please see the picture above. Please see the below picture. Please see the picture below. Are the sentences above correct in terms of grammar?
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The use of “specific”

Her job is specific to answering phone calls. The sentence above seems a bit awkward to me. What is meant here is that her job is to answer phone calls; that's her only responsibility. But it's ...
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The way to use ''less'' in senteces

My mom told me to add one spoonful of sugar less than amount in recipe into cake batter. The word ''less'' always confuses me. Is the way "less" is used in the sentence correct? If so, is it an ...
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What is the difference between “The longest” and “Longest”

hello guys i came across a question that is: Mammoth Cave in Kentuck,Whic is ...... cave in the world,has 345 miles of subterranean passageways. i reduced the answers to the longest and longest.But ...
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How can I know whether verb+ing is a main verb or a gerund or an adjective?

He is coming. Working is earning. In the first sentence, coming is a main verb and earning in second sentence is a gerund, aren't they? If the matter is that how could you explain the misleading in ...
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In “The population of Pakistan is less than that of China.” what is less?

What is LESS in this sentence? The population of Pakistan is "less" than that of China. a) adjective b) noun c) pronoun d) adverb Why is less adverb here? Is he using population as a verb? ...
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After linking verb whether adjectives or adverbs

I know after linking verb, Adjectives should be used, not adverbs. For example I'am fine (not well, as WELL is an adverb). But how you explain the following sentences , I'm abroad. I'm home. I'm ...
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Different Usage of adjectives

Sometimes I come across sentences where adjectives is used and act like adverbs (?) . Usually they are placed at the end of the sentences. I understand them perfectly but grammatical structure seems ...
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What is the meaning of “casket grey” in this sentence?

I read a sentence in a chapter named "Discovering Tut: the saga continues": Dark bellied clouds had scudded across the desert sky all day and now were veiling the stars in casket grey. Casket ...
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Noun before adjective?

the example: The people "responsible" for these feats were called Sumerians. Is "responsible" used correctly in this context? Are there any exceptions to the rule that would permit the use of ...
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prepositional phrase behind adjectives

They may become active in consumer movements for political reasons. There are two PPs in this sentence, but I am not sure what they modify, do both PP go with the verb become or the adjective ...
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What does “actinide” as an adjective means in this phrase:

The following exerpt from a web-novel: A shaft of pure actinide destruction lanced forth from its outthrust palm (...) source What does "actnide" means in this context?
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“Here” Adverb or adjective

I'm here. I have been here In this two sentences, I'm confused "here" is whether adjective or adverb. As I know linking verbs follow adjective not adverb, it (here) would be adjective,isn't it?
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Get + Adjective

We generally use the form Get + Adjective when no one else is responsible for the action taking place. The machine got defective . He is getting old. Am I correct? I am not a native speaker. Thank ...
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How can you use the word “stupid” as a noun?

How can you use the word "stupid" with the article as a noun? Stupid Wikipedia has the meaning (noun informal).
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In “Carl's brother” is “Carl's” an adjective?

I'm looking at an elementary school grammar book for my daughter which says: A word that tells which about a noun is an adjective. A word that tells whose about a noun is also an adjective. ...
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Which one should i use “ five cm open or open by five cm “?

Which sentence below is correct ? If both of it wrong please correct me . Leave the door five cm open. Leave the door open by five cm.
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By the homeless OR homelessess

I heard it was possible to make a noun from an adjective like: They are poor and live there. All the poors live there. We mean "poor people" by the adjective "poor" + "s", like the plural form of ...
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“Is it persuasive for sth to do” is not grammatical construction?

Is it persuasive for an adjective to take a nominal complement directly? Would you tell me If that's ungrammatical? If so, what did you think of the following? Is it persuasive that an ...
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Romance or romantic?

I've read in dictionary that romance can be an adjective that same as romantic is only adjective. So when I what to say that someone is talking about love, using specific "love" epithets, can I say ...
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Adjective preposition phrase vs adverb preposition phrase

I'm good Chicago is on the northest tip of Illinois. I'm confuse, in first sentence, "Good" as an adjective, modify subject "I", or linking verb 'IS". If "Good" modify subject "I", then what the ...
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Is asleep in “to fall asleep” an adverb?

As you can see, DK school dictionary says "asleep" in to fall asleep is an adverb. Yet, according to https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/asleep "Asleep" in to fall asleep is an ...
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“generated data and information” vs “data and information generated”

The data and information generated are best interpreted in face-to-face meetimg. or The generated data and information are best interpreted in face-to-face meetimg. Which is correct? is there ...
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make a question sentence with adjective '' long ''

As far as i know it is correct to say: A two-meter-long fossilized turtle discovered . When we make this sentence structure into question sentence , can i say : How- many -meter -long ...
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adjective clause and the object in the sentence

The mosquito moment is the part of the presentation people remember the most in the conference. people remember the most is an adjective clause, so is placing that or which in front of it optional? ...
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Usage of “worth” as both adjective and noun in question sentence

I am not sure whether i use “worth” correctly in two qurstiom below. Please correct me if those are wrong . How much money worth of car did you buy ? ( used as noun) How much money worth car ...
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Is this an adjective clause

This is a sentence from a book. I knew an executive with a large public relations company who won a major account with a redevelopment agency tasked with the project of securing federal dollars to ...
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If golden describes something that has the appearance of gold, why “golden paper” sounds odd? [duplicate]

I am trying hard to understand how to properly determine the difference. A gold watch. --A watch that is made of gold A golden watch --A watch that looks like and could be made of gold But why then ...
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If both gold and golden refer to “made of gold”, how do I choose?

I always thought that if something is made of gold, it is a gold thing, if it looks like gold but might not be, it is golden. But looking in the dictionary, I can see I was wrong. In the Cambridge ...
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We're waiting in a BIG or LONG queue?

What's the idiomatic adjective for the noun "queue"? I waited there in a very long queue. or I waited there in a very big queue. Or maybe something else?
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What is the word-building of “health aware” and “autonomy-supportive”?

I have seen such patterns several times but don't know what the pattern is. For instance this title: Autonomy-Supportive Teaching: What It Is, How to Do It and this also this one: Health-Aware Model-...
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Which is correct ,more wary or warier?

It is more wary or warier ? If more wary is correct (I reckon it is because I read it in a test) is it common ?
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Pinkish or pink

Let's let's say a girl has opted out of a beauty treatment too soon. Because of this, the beneficial effect of it is not fully achieved. The newly healed tissue is not as pinkish as it should be,...
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Usage of 'as' before Adjectives:

In the following sentence, should I put 'as' before the adjective 'offensive'? I hope you won't take my criticism as offensive. I hope you won't take my criticism offensive. I feel as if the two ...
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What is the difference between just, almost and quite? [closed]

I have a problem understanding the use of these adjectives: just, almost and quite. What is the difference between them? What is the fine line that separate uses of these adjectives?