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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Difference between “short and “missing”

We have to determine missing//short amount of raw materials in storage. We have to determine what amount of different types of raw materials are missing//short? What is the difference between ...
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Use of missing as compund adjective

When I ask someone who is missing one finger I think I should say ; How many finger are you missing ? But I couldn’t understand why we use missing before one finger as is the case with sentence ...
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“Curt with someone” or “curt to someone”?

Which preposituon do I use with the adjective curt when I want to say that someone was briefly rude to someone? For example: The boss was curt with/to me this morning. I checked a few dictionaries,...
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How to differentiate woods by tree density?

I'm making a game with different types of terrain. Some areas will contain woods and some of these woods will be easier or harder to traverse due to the number/density of trees. What would you call ...
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Monthly or per month

Which word is correct in the following sentence They pay him handsome salary and he is earning fifteen thousand rupees monthly/per month. I think both are correct
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Do we say “triangular hole” or “triangle hole”; “circle hole” or “round hole”?

triangle noun BrE /ˈtraɪæŋɡl/ ; NAmE /ˈtraɪæŋɡl/ a flat shape with three straight sides and three angles; a thing in the shape of a triangle (British English) a right-angled triangle (...
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Are colors noun or adjective? [closed]

Are the colors noun or adjective ? I mean when I say sentence below , Should I use a noun after “red” ? 1)I need red of this shirt . 2)I need red one of this shirt.
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What is the adjective to describe someone who conspicuosly takes others' things without asking?

What is the adjective to describe someone who conspicuosly takes others' things without asking? Can the adjective audacious be used to communicate the idea?
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Method of asking question

How many micron plastic bag is allowed to be used in your country? How many micron(thick)plastic bag is allowed to be used in your country? By this I mean to ask, what is the allowed thickness ...
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Adjective for 'a description that permits different people to envision the same event'

I'm looking for an adjective that implies that a description of a complex and intricate event enables different people to envision that event and ascribe more or less the same features to it. Example ...
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Is “ill-intendedly” a word?

When an adjective is used to describe an action, a verb, it becomes an adverb and is added a -ly. And so, these two sentences should be correct: It was an intended act. I intendedly did it. ...
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What adjectives do you use for someone who is constantly striving for glory and loves to be admired?

What adjectives do you use for someone who is constantly striving for glory and loves to be admired? In Russian we use the adjective тщеславный for this. It translates as vain or conceited in English. ...
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Which of the following go with the superlative adjective form

Although the English language doesn't have the largest number of native speakers in the world, it has the widest reach of any language spoken today. Or Although the English language doesn't have ...
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Is something rated as Satisfactory implicitly better than other rated as Sufficient?

What I mean by this question is: If I say I'm going to test some products and rate them: If I rate one as Satisfactory and other as Sufficient. Which of the two products is better? Is the ...
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What adjectives can be used to describe a language that is spoken by very few people?

The rise of English from being a SMALL language spoken only in the British Isles to the Lingua Franca of the modern world is staggering. I want to replace the adjective "small" with something else. ...
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Past participle as attributive adjective

Pupils look at the shown pictures. Pupils look at the pictures shown. Can anyone tell me which is correct? or both are correct?
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Can You Put An Adverb Before An Adjective

I want to know that can we place an adverb before and adjective means what is the order of placing adjectives adverbs when used together or individually
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Can I write the amount before the word “cheaper”

The book is $2 cheaper at our shop. The book is $2 costlier at our shop. Are the above two sentences fine to native speakers?
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Can adjectives modify a number

1, The number of the young people in Place A who can't read is incredible about one in four. I think there is a mistake in the bolded part, because incredible is an adjective, which should be changed ...
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Usage of “as” in a different way

Don't change a character that Gene intentionally created as straight. This is the sentence I saw on the internet. Can “as” be used to modifie adjectives . I mean Can I say ; You must raise our ...
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Can you say “everything is good” as well was “everything is well” [duplicate]

Is it grammatically correct to say "everything is good"? And why is "everything is well" correct? Isn't "well" an adverb? Edit: I'm looking for an answer for this phrase specifically.
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Can past participial phrases be used to express adjectives?

Feasts, by means of structure and ritual, deliberately use the powerful connotations of food to recall origins and earlier times. They also attempt to be events in themselves unforgettable, in order ...
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Where should I put comma in the following row of adjectives?

This is the original text: purple metallic, glass bong Grammarly says that you should put a comma where you could also add "and." According to this, the text above should be: purple, metallic ...
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What are cases where a noun can be used as an adjective?

There are several threads about nouns as adjectives (adjectival nouns, nouns adjuncts), but I can't find a website or a post giving the rule of the uses of nouns as adjectives. A history book. A ...
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Adjectives after nouns

Just in that farthermost angle, where You see the remains of a winding-stair, One turret especially high in air Uprear’d its tall gaunt form; As if defying the power of Fate, or ...
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Construction of the sentences and difference “What” and “How”

Which one is correct and why? When does use How or What? And Does it need to use "Does" or doesn't? What does this song called? or How does this song called? What does this game call? or How ...
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Use of less in different places

Is there any difference between uses of “less” in sentences below in terms of meaning. I mean use “less” in different place in sentences change the meaning ? Or Are word forms of them different from ...
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what is difference between “firm decision” and “official decision”? in the other word, to understand the difference between FIRM and OFFICIAL

what is difference between "firm decision" and "official decision"? in the other word, to understand the difference between FIRM and OFFICIAL. Recently i learned the difference of following two ...
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“large” used as a noun?

In "I'll have a large please," "a large" means "a large cup of something." Is it correct to say "I'll have two larges please"? I'd appreciate your help.
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Can comparative adjective clause be the subject in the sentence?

I read about the chapter about emphasizing the sentence, and it gave me two example. Questions about the ethics of withdrawing intravenous feeding are more difficult(than something just mentioned). ...
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Adjective to describe a piece of text that came out too big [closed]

Which adjective would be suitable right after "too" to describe a piece of text that took too much space in a document? Your descriptions are very clear, but too _________ . or Your ...
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what's the part of speech of “underground” in following sentence

In the following sentence from CNN: Such fires were once plentiful in Azerbaijan, but because they led to a reduction of gas pressure underground, interfering with commercial gas extraction, most ...
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Is there a comma between nice and long (e.g., a nice long vacation)?

consider this: I want to take a nice long bath. I have read the rules about adjectives (we put commas between coordinate adjectives) but one thing that confuses me is I'm not sure if the word "nice" ...
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The correct comparative to use in this sentence

Comparative adjectives are adjectives that we used when comparing two nouns, pronouns or objects. We add either 'er' or more to the positive form to give us comparative. e.g Nice-nicer, handsome-more ...
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Is the same meaning between using relative pronouns and adjective in sentence?

I want to find a car which is white in a house which is red. I want to find a white car in a red house. Are two sentences above the same meaning?
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“potential good {noun}” vs “potentially good {noun}" vs “good potential {noun}”

A good candidate But what if the candidate has the potential (n) to be good? Should I say A potentially good candidate or A potential good candidate or A good potential ...
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“…saw someone out…”: grammatical role of “out”?

Sentences: My dad is out on vacation. I saw her out on a bicycle. Is the word out an adjective in this context? Or is the word out the short form of out of home? Thanks in advance.
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“Search for the man is still on” in this context

Search for the man is still on. Talks with the country are on for the purchase of the product. Is the word on working as an adjective in this context? Can I say: Maths class is on tomorrow. ...
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an adjective describing too simplistic a view [closed]

I need an adjective that would describe a view on some matter of a person who didn't really bother to look deeper into it and, thus, are taking the matter in a very "flat" way, that is, not ...
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Which parts of speech?

Tim was happy about being accepted as a contributing editor. May I know what parts of speech accepted comes under? Thank you.
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Can “just” be used as a predicative adjective?

When "just" is an adjective, I have always seen it used as an attributive one (ie, before a noun). Examples: a just society a just claim to the land a just punishment It seems to me that, whenever ...
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The school is open from 10 A.M to 5 P.M

I know that open is an ergative verb and it can be used transitively and intransitively and open is also an adjective. The school opens at 10 A.M and closes at 5 P.M. The school is opened at ...
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What does “quite” mean in different contexts?

When I say something is quite clear, does it mean that it's 'so clear' or that it's 'moderately clear but not very'? According to Cambridge dictionary, quite can mean 'very' or 'moderately but not ...
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Looking for an adjective

I am looking for an adjective to describe a pillow that is 'too high / too big /too uncomfortable' to sleep on. Could I use 'bloated'? On the Internet, I saw some people using 'fluffy' (too fluffy) in ...
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Can every adjective be after a noun?

I’ve heard that [noun] [adjective] equals [noun] [that is] [adjective]. But, then can every adjective be after a noun? She is a girl cute. This is a book interesting. The dog black is mine. ...
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Can 'whole' be used as an adverb?

It rained the whole week except on Sunday. In this question is the word 'whole' an adverb? Or since the word 'week' is a noun, will it become a determiner?
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Why do they say “more richer”?

See this video (a captioned children's story) at 1:34 (1 minute & 34 seconds) They say, "He becomes even more richer than ever before" Is more richer idiomatic? Why don't they say "even much ...
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“viable” in a question

Are both examples viable? compared to Are both viable examples? Could the adjective "viable" change its position in question without violating grammar rules?
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How to use the adjective “absent”?

Can the adjective "absent" which has a negative meaning to it be used with the phrase "there is" or "there are" as, in their affirmative form, these are meant to assert the presence and not the ...
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Use of phrase before adjectives

In sentence below should i use '' ten dollars lower '' before the word '' price'' or after . Or both gives same meaning. He offered me ten dollars lower price than you He offered me price ten ...