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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Why the adj. word “frozen” after the verb in the sentence “Mr. Dursley sat frozen in his armchair.” in Harry Poter.?

Why the adjective word "frozen" after the verb in the sentence "Mr. Dursley sat frozen in his armchair." in a book called Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. I change the sentence. "Mr. Dursley ...
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“widely consumed” or “widely consuming” when describing bananas

I was wondering which word is correct in the below sentence: Banana is one of the most widely consumed fruits. Banana is one of the most widely consuming fruits. I would be grateful if ...
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The sentence is: I only drink English tea. Is only an adjective or adverb in this case?

Is "only" in this sentence an adjective or an adverb? The sentence is: I only drink English tea. Please explain why, because I would like to know so I could learn about it. I know that, for example, ...
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Worshipping or worshipper?

What’s the difference between the sentences given below? He is a God-worshipping. He is a God worshipper. To my knowledge the first one (God-worshipping) is a compound adjective, but I can’t ...
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Is “gasping” an adjective, adverb, or neither?

Is "gasping" an adjective, adverb, or neither?
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Can an adjective implement neither attributive, nor preficative role?

good pants Is 'good' there an attributive? Is it necessary to be attributive here?
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What is the difference between the adjective “money-minded” and “money-driven”?

What is the difference between the adjective money-minded and money-driven? For example: Our boss works really hard. He is money-driven. Our boss works really hard. He is money-minded.
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Is the “global” in “global pandemic” redundant?

A pandemic is an epidemic that spreads internationally. My friend said that COVID-2019 is a global pandemic. Isn't saying that coronavirus is a pandemic already indicative that it is global? Is "...
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Adverb and adjective in sentences

As he didn’t like meal he want to make a few dollars short payment. As he didn’t like meal he want to make payment a few dollars shor . Is there any difference between two sentence. I thought ...
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Compound numeral adjectives

I wonder about the "and in compounds numeral adjectives: should I say "a five-hundred-AND-forty-six-metre-tall/high tower" or should I remove the AND? Do I correctly place the hyphens?
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Can I say: “This server is healthy.” knowing that “server” is a material thing?

I was wondering, is it proper to say: "This server is healthy." knowing that "server" (https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/server) is a material thing? Thank you!
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Are “Beautiful me” and “Beautiful we” grammatically correct?

I wanted to create some maximally short and correct construction with any adjectives and those pronouns. I did some search engine research but there was nothing with "beautiful we", so what about the "...
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Is it natural to say something is full-white?

This is certainly not sponsored by a washing powder brand. Would it sound natural (day-to-day basis) to say that something is "full-white", meaning white in its entirety? e.g. This surface is full-...
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Unabated can be adverb?

I think that rage is verb so the following word should be adv. —> unabatedly. Plus, rage isn’t linking v. 🤔 Thank you for your explanation in advance.
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How do you describe a sound that is mellifluous and sounds like when crystals crash?

I don't know if i've describe it clearly or not, the bell-sounding, chipper sound, also the sound that wind chimes make, I always say the crystal-like sound which I'm not really content with, I really ...
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Is “as + adjective” form correct?

The guitars in the other store are of a ........quality but not ....... . a) higher / as cheap b) high / as cheaply c) highly / as cheaper d) highest / cheap e) highly / the cheapest The ...
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plural or singular when using noun as adj

emissions data / services industry I was told when using nouns as adjectives in compound nouns, the nouns should be in their singular form. But I've found many exceptions as listed above. Can you ...
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Difference bwtween heavier than and weightier than

It's from this question. Can "he" and "man" refer to all genders? The ancient Chinese writer Si Maqian said, "Though death befalls all men alike, it may be weightier than ...
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What does the word 'gloomy' mean in this context?

Online dictionaries say that I can call a place gloomy that is dark, or badly lit 'in a way that makes me feel depressing'. I think this part is important, isn't it? Let's say I am in a place that ...
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“Method used for the analysis of tissue aging” or “method used for tissue aging analysis”

What sounds better / clearer? "Method used for the analysis of tissue aging" or "method used for tissue aging analysis" Or even "Method used for the analysis of aging tissue " or "method used for ...
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Can you explain me why?

I'm studying english now and something confused my mind. Question; "On average, the Japanese car companies are ........ ones in the world market. A) the most productive B) more productive I ...
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Should the following sentence use “not surprising” or “not surprisingly”?

He hadn't arrived yet. Not surprising/surprisingly. It was too early. I think it can go both ways? Maybe the sentence could mean: Not surprisingly, he hadn't arrived yet. Or: He hadn't ...
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why do we use “of” here, this structure can be repeat after other verbs, but “to be”?

In some sentence, we see that the "of" is used, do you think the use of it is need? for example: 1- It is of the utmost/highest importance, 2- those built were of interest, 3- cooperation ...
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Adjectives that describes a person who likes to collect mementos and keepsakes

Are there any adjective that describes a person who likes to collect keepsakes? I’m having a hard time looking for words on the internet.
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Which Sentence is correct?(comparison of adjectives)

I am going to write a sentence including the word "height". It must mean that one thing is as high as the other one. Which Sentence is true? 1- "A" has as much height as "B". 2- The height of "A" is ...
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Real good time or really good time

Which one of the following two sentences is correct? They have had a real good time. They have had a really good time. I think both of them are correct because real can also be used as ...
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Adjectives order in my sentence

Adjectives order is a bit confusing and tricky to me. What order would be appropriate to say : Naked bony girls in magazines. Or Bony naked girls in magazines. If I refer to this post I'd be ...
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sentence construction after preposition, such as “due to”, “because of”

Are the following sentences wrong? When I read them, I can't sense any wrong and all the same. Would you mind explaining their reasons if a wrong exists? The official was on leave yesterday owing to ...
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Use of more of this product

Do not use more of this product than is recommended on the label. What does '' more of '' mean in this sentence ? Would it be the same structure if I would say; Will you need more of this product ...
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The use of the adjective “normal” in context

Let's say somebody asks me how was your day, is it natural to answer the question with it was normal? What I am trying to say is that the day was as usual. If it is not natural, how would English ...
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The use of the adjective “taken” in context

Suppose I am in a hostel's kitchen; a guy takes a plate from a cupboard and asks me to save it for him in case somebody needs the plate while he is out. And then another guy comes up to take a plate. ...
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The use the adjective “free” in context

Let's say it is the end of a class and the teacher wants to dismiss the students. Is natural to say you are free? Would it be more natural to say you can go? Anyway what would a native English teacher ...
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A blind person needs to move “Indoor or indoors” environment

***emphasized text***Which one is correct in this? Indoors is adverb so it doesn't modified the noun here "environment"
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Is it natural to describe a common cold as long?

Is it natural to describe a common cold as long? For example: I had a long cold for a week, but thankfully it went away. Would it be more natural to use the adjective lengthy or prolonged for ...
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Using “role model” as an adjective

Can role model be used as an adjective? For example, in a thank you letter: Thanks to my role model friends
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What adjective do you use to describe a movie that is so sad that it is hard to watch?

What adjective do you use to describe a movie that is so sad that it is hard to watch? Can I describe that movie as heavy?
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Can adjectives describe its preceding noun with a comma?

What I'm asking is not about the typical version of 1. I have often come across case 1 in novels, but I'm not sure whether I have seen cases 2, 3, 4 used in novels, though I seem to have happened by ...
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What does it mean when you do or say something ''forward''?

I don't really know what it means but does it have something to do with being rude or something like that?
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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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