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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A hot-shot business man

"Well-dressed and travels a lot. Are you some kind of hot-shot business man or something?" I see "hot-shot", "hotshot" an "hot shot" used. Are all of them ...
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Should “India soldier 'ambush'“ be replaced by “Indian soldier 'ambush'”?

The Telegraph has this headline: Brutal details emerge of India soldier 'ambush' on contested border with China as Modi tries to calm tension Should India used there be replaced by indian?
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“operates similar to” vs. “operates similarly to”

I wonder which form(s) are correct amongst the following: It operates similar to the above-mentioned mechanism. It operates similarly to the above-mentioned mechanism. Looking at Google, "operates ...
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“It was nice meeting you or it was nice talking to you”, What's the grammar?

I'm not sure about this thing, but it has been tormenting me for a while. I can't really understand the grammatical structure of it was nice meeting you. I mean, if nice in itself is an adjective, ...
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Either quiet or quietly

In the following sentence is quietly incorrectly used? I was surprised to see every student sitting quietly in the class, even though the teacher was not present According to my book quietly is ...
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“a movie worth seeing” or “a worth seeing movie”

It is a worth seeing movie and you must not miss it. It is a movie worth seeing and you must not miss it. Which is correct? What is the difference in meaning between these two sentences?
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Is oblivious appropriate here?

I was distracted by his overgrown front yard lawn, while he seemed completely oblivious to its appearance. The intention is that he's so unconcerned about how his front yard looks that it seems like ...
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Context confusion (adjectives & tenses)

Are the following sentences grammatically right and applicable ?? 1- The country didn't take procedures as firm as it is in other countries. 2- The country didn't take procedures as firm as it has ...
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Using adjectives confusion

I just read the following number 1 sentence in newspaper, but I think that it should have been written either like number 2 or 3. Can any one please explain to me why they wrote it that way???? 1- ...
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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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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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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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Biometric vs Biometrical

Try to google this but doesn't seem it's been created before. I'm wondering which one I should use between BiometricWorker or BiometricalWorker. What are the differences between Biometric and ...
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Can I use Past Simple and Present Simple in one sentence?

Actually I have two questions: Can I use Past Simple and Present Simple together in the sentence: 'He looked stunned when he realized that she lives here'?! I know about Sequence of tenses but I'm ...
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Using “opened up ” as adjective

I heard the following in a movie "I want you to open up a little bit" Can I say instead "I want you to be opened up "
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Parallelizable vs. Parallelable

Which sentence is correct and meaningful? The following computer algorithm is highly parallelizable. The following computer algorithm is highly parallelable.
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Which adjective can describe my meaning?

I want to say "during my education, I attended courses which were (applicable/ workable/practical), and hands-on experience in my internship" Or, instead of them, which adjective can I use that better ...
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Real as an adverb and adjective

Real can be used as adjective as well as adverb. As an adverb meaning of real is very Therefore I think its usage in the following sentence is correct The real important thing to remember is that ...
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How can I say “my constructed sculpture has a bready!! structure”

I want to say : my sculpture is constructed of bread. I searched and found there is not the word of "bready", as well as I could not find a formal word for description. I just want an ...
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His new song is English vs His new song is an English song vs His new song is in English

If I am talking about a song in English by a musician who is not English, can I use these sentences interchangeably to mean the song is in English? His new song is English. It is an English ...
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Usage of the adverb “largely”

I am confused about the use of "largely", an adverb, in the following sentence I read in a newspaper today India has imposed a largely successful lockdown Here, the adverb "largely" should qualify ...
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“the most active and energetic” or “the most active and most energetic”?

She is the most active and energetic social worker in our club. My grammar book is saying this is wrong and it should be: She is the most active and most energetic social worker in the club. ...
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Grammar rule be verb +ed

Please, can you explain me when we can use verb +ed like "you are allowed to..."? I understand that the main meaning is that you are free to do something but I can't find the definition of this ...
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Is stupidest a word?

Is the word stupidest grammatically incorrect? I've seen that you have to write "the most stupid," or something like that. But we're taught that stupidest is wrong.
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Are these adjectives fitting?

The motel was located by a lonely road cutting through deserted landscape. I think you get the picture. Are the adjectives fitting? Please share if you have some better ones. Thank you.
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How to identify an 'adjective' in a sentence?

I'm preparing for an exam which will test the candidate's ability to identify different parts of speech. I know a word can work as different parts of speech based on its meaning in the sentence. But ...
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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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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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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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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 ...