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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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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Why “dog-eats-dog” cannot be a phrasal adjective but “dog-eat-dog” can?

Dog eats dog sounds correct but it's not an adjective here. As soon as it becomes an adjective we remove s from eats, Why?
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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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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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