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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Putting to+infinitive at the beginning

My question is about the place of to+infinitive in some sentences. For example, 1- Before I went on holiday for a week, I was really eager to study at mathematics. I know this is correct. How ...
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ED endings: identifying Adjectives or Verb Past Participles

I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around this. In the passive voice, we could see sentences like these:    "The car is heated."    "His spirits are lifted."    ...
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Coordinate or cumulative adjectives? Beautiful mysterious dreamy feelings

I want to express that something brings me some feelings, then I wrote the following sentences. It brings me beautiful mysterious dreamy feelings. It brings me beautiful and mysterious dreamy ...
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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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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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The sound of cutting board

I have been searching for a word (verb/adjective) to describe the sound of a knife cutting on a wooden board for a while fruitlessly. What I ended up writing is "intermittent cutting board thumps" ...
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How to differentiate between an adjective and past participal?

See these examples of 'settled' as an adjective and participle Children are settled now in new school.(adjective) Children are settled by the teacher in the bus.(participle) Now all my friends are ...
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“to stay focus” or “to stay focused” which of the phrases is correct?

I am a little confused on which is correct. Is it right use "to stay focused, we ..." or say "to stay focus, we...." Please I need clarifications on the uses of the two 2 phrases mentioned above.
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use of adjectives in different places

Are there any difference between two use of adjective in diffrent places in two sentence below ? Does these sentences have different meaning or one of these is wrong? New house was sold at ten ...
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Whether to use direct or directly

I have learned that direct is both adjective and adverb. Then why we use directly in sentences. One of those sentences is- The sun shone directly in my eyes. You will report directly to the ...
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Adjective rules [make(s)/made+ pronoun+adjective]

I am trying to help non native speakers understand the [make(s)/made+ pronoun+adjective] sentence structure. They are struggling with picking the right adjectives. I am getting sentence such as ...
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Directly asking questions about adjective complements

Can we ask some questions about adjective complements? I was disappointed with your behaviour.(1) Can we ask its question like With what were you disappointed? (2) or What were you ...
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About coordinating adjectives

I'm currently working through a grammar textbook and have come across something that's got me a little confused. As far as I know, you must place a comma between two coordinating adjectives. However, ...
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Verb (as adjective) + subject vs subject + verb

Which one is correct or seems more natural? Please, walk on the path provided. Please, walk on the provided path. I've looked it up on google and the former seems more common than the latter, but I ...
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Present tense passive (The moon is made of the same material as earth.)

The moon is made of the same material as earth. I got this sentence from a grammar book as an example of present tense. However, the past participle made is confusing to me. Is this also an example ...
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Be + past participle

I have 3 related questions, so I've searched on the internet about this structure but I haven't got any answers. What is the meaning of Be + past participle, as in "be done", "be claimed" etc.? I was ...
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correct usage/sentence structure

The terrorists had used their influence — fear— to keep the women as prisoners. The power of believing in the myth (fear) kept its spirit alive. How should these types of examples be punctuated? ...
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“Saying sorry won't make you smaller”,

“Saying sorry won't make you smaller”. I'm not sure whether my question is reasonable or not but I was discussing this question with my friends, and got some points by them. We, actually, faced some ...
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Can the adjective “ripe” be used with fields? As an attributive or a predicative adjective?

Is it correct to say in a poem or a rap song, "the fields are ripe the wheat is white" Thanks very much.
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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Verb + object + to sb + adjective

Our own identities were simply given to us complete. Why doesn’t the adverb ‘completely’ comes, but adjective ‘complete’ to the end of the sentence above? Is it because that ‘complete’ modify the ...
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Tomorrow used as an adjective

Is the following sentence correct? He has given me a lot of documents to read before the presentation tomorrow. I think it should be He has given me a lot of ...
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Adverb instead of adjective

I read the sentence “Last Christmas I was poorly” and don’t understand why an adverb is used to describe a person instead of the adjective “poor”. Is it an exception?
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“an off track door”

To describe a sliding door or bifold door coming off its track, I would say The door has come off the track. But it seems increasingly popular to omit the definite article and just say The door ...
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“less” and “lesser”

I am wondering whether "lesser" can be used predicatively: I received a lesser amount of money. The amount of money I received was lesser than Peter's. If "lesser" cannot be predicative, can ...
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the tense to use with “after” / word choice

The UK now faces the threat of £300m in fines after it (fail) ---------------------------- to meet legally binding EU targets to reduce pollution to safe levels. failed or has failed pollutants/ ...
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Invincible as an adjective for faith and attitude

Invincible means too powerful to be defeated and its another usage is invincible faith or attitude which cannot be changed. I am a bit confused with the usage in the second form. I have written a few ...
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Using adjective after what

Can I say for example What useful does this smart fridge do? or do I have to add a noun, for example What useful things does this smart fridge do?
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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 ...