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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Many/Much more difficult problems

Pick the correct sentence: There were many more difficult problems than we were thought possible. There were much more difficult problems than we were thought possible. I think both are correct. The ...
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Do we need a comma in the phrase “old derelict house”?

Suppose that we have a simple sentence: "Our family lives in an old derelict house." Do we need to put a comma between the adjectives "old" and "derelict"? I would be glad if someone explains me the ...
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Copula? Copula and Noun? I Feel Anger, I Feel Angry?

I feel anger. I feel angry. I’ve read some things about copulas. I don’t think I get meaning of adjective use after a copula. I don’t think I get how one can feel angry. I don’t think angry ...
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Can we add “more” with an adjective to convert it into comparative degree? [duplicate]

We say "more beautiful" to refer to someone's beauty as being greater than another person's or other people's beauty. Here we use more because beautiful has no comparative form. When we deal with the ...
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'Such [something/someone]' OR 'Such a [something/someone]' -Any diference?

Is there any difference between 'such a something/one' and 'such something/one'? He is such fool over He is such a fool Is the former one possible in any context or style? If the article is ...
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How to use a lot of “different” in one sentence?

"Different people, the same people with different mood or emotion... all will make the same type of tea has different smelling and flavour." Does this sound wired? Could you help me to do anything to ...
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My father and my birthday/My father's birthday and mine/My father's and my birthday…something else?

As an esl teacher I'm a bit embarrassed about this one. I have some groups on WhatsApp to practice English and in one of them a student put: "Today is birthday of my father and my." What would the ...
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Talking about age

Are they correct? I'm twenty years old. I'm a 20-year-old student. I wonder why the year has to add -s in the first sentence (I'm twenty years old). What is the function of years? Noun? Adjective? ...
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“matters spiritual” vs “spiritual matters”

From A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens. France, less favoured on the whole as to matters spiritual than her sister of the shield and trident, rolled with exceeding smoothness down hill, ...
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Temporal adverb before nouns

Is it possible to shorten these kind of sentence structures? The title of the event, that will be tomorrow is XY. Is any of these correct? The title of tomorrow's event is XY. The title of ...
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“I did well” vs. “I did good”

I did well. I did good. Which one is a correct sentence? Please explain it with reasons. Can you please define them?
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The word “spoken” as an adjective

In the phrase below... How to improve your spoken English is the word "spoken" an adjective? Can the word "spoken" usually take the form of an adjective? I see this construction very often, but ...
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Definite article before adjective + noun phrases

This question may seem very elementary, but because I have very problem in using "the", I like to get an admission I have the following sentence: We try to simulate the way a user finds the ...
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Using an adjective after “turn”

Are we allowed to use any adjective after the word "turn"? For example: turn hot turn cold turn red turn white turn salty
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short or shortly or in short

I'd like to know how to use short/shortly properly in the following: It is a long story, but I'll try to put it as short as possible. It is a long story, but I'll try to put it as shortly as ...
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What is the difference between functional relationship and functioning relationship?

What is the difference between functional relationship functioning relationship
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An adjective for a person who won't readily accept things?

I'm looking for a word in English that describes a person who wont easily accept what you tell him/her. For example, if you tell her you're beautiful she would say, "No I'm not." If you tell her she ...
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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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Usage of comma joining adjectives and meaning of “low, broad forehead”

At different times in history , writers and artists have admired pure , high foreheads or low , broad ones . In this sentence , how many kinds of foreheads are there ? 2 or 4 ? I really confused the ...
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Is the structure of “a/an X kind of Y” correct? [closed]

Is this structure correct or not? An orange kind of morning is desired. Can I replace X with a noun like Europe,Japan,India etc. or not? For example: An India kind of morning is desired after ...
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How reliable is Word's grammar checker?

I am a foolish. How s you. Do these sentences have grammar problems? Because I think foolish is an adjective. In general, how reliable is Word's grammar checker? What do I have to watch out for?
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huge or large. Which one should I use?

There were huge machines at his plant. There were large machines at his plant. Which one sounds better? Are they both grammatical? Could you please explain any differences between the two as they are ...
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Putting a comma between adjectives

I found these sentences from a passage "Ann rides her bicycle. Ann rides her little bicycle to work. Ann rides her little, red bicycle to work every day" I don't think those adjectives are coordinate ...
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“Turquoise-haired”—(-ed) suffix attached to a noun

I found this sentence on Complex Amber Rose hangs out with (a) turquoise-haired mystery girl. I couldn't find 'turquoise-haired' in any dictionary, but a similar construction, "dark-haired", has ...
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When would you rather use one over the other?

Thank you so much all for supporting and wrote back to my previous question? They are 15-year-old girls They are 15-year-olds
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“Normal distributed” or “normally distributed”

I am not sure if I should use an adjective or an adverb in the following sentences. The returns are normal distributed. The returns are normally distributed. Also see this example: ...
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A word 'Poison' as an adjective

Can the word 'Poison' be used as an adjective? according to two lyrics, it can be Poison heart Poison apple as far as I know adjective for 'Poison' is 'Poisonous', moreover, I couldn't find the ...
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Old, rusty, electric fan or old rusty electric fan (adjective)

When you are writing this electric fan description... Old, rusty, electric fan. Or Old rusty electric fan. Which is correct? Do I have to always use sentence1 in every situation? I find that ...
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What is the order in the adjective forms? -music/musical instrument vs. -biology/biology class

Is there any order in the way the adjectives form? There's Music --> Musical instrument electricity --> electrical circuit logic --> logical sentence But Biology --> biology class ...
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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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“prefer to” Vs “prefer + rather than”

1 I prefer English lessons rather than Spanish one. 2 I prefer English lessons to Spanish one. 3 I prefer coffee to chocolate. 4 I prefer coffee rather than chocolate. 5 I would prefer to make a ...
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Adjective followed by multiple nouns - what is modifed

I ran into a grammatical construction which I don't know how to interpret. What confuses me even more is that, after extensive googling, I found none other confused by it, except one person who's ...
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“the page elements” or “the page's elements”

Many times I see constructions like the node's text , the node text the node's tag, the node tag the page elements, the page's elements the page footer (to mean the footer of page), the page header......
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noun of (adjective) worth

Could you explain to me why this one is correct: He is a person of great worth. However, this one is not correct. This is cheese of fifty dollars worth. Their structures are identical a person/...

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