Questions tagged [nominal-adjectives]

For questions about adjectives used to denote a class by describing some attribute of the class, such as "the wealthy" or "the British". Superlative and comparative forms can also be nominal adjectives, for example, "the best" or "the elder".

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Using an adjective as a noun in the plural form

Which question is the more correct or the more colloquial? 1- "Why are they (those school subjects that you just mentioned) your FAVOURITE?" 2- or "Why are they (those school subjects ...
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Is the plural better in "help the weak(s)"?

There is a sentence: Monkey king uses a magic stick to fight bad people and help the weak. As you can see, the author used the weak in the third line from the end of the composition above. My question ...
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Zero article before adjectival nouns with the word "or" between them

Tell me please why the speaker ommited the in the following sentence. I want all to have a share of everything, and everything be in common. There will no longer be either (the) rich or (the) poor. ...
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The + adjective = replacing noun

The Undersigned certifies under oath that the information provided herein is true. How far can you take the pattern where "the" plus an adjective replaces a noun? Would this be more natural as long ...
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"the rich don't pay enough tax" vs "the rich people don't pay enough tax"?

I have some doubts about which form, "the rich" or "the rich people", that I should use here: Some people think that the rich don't pay enough tax. Some people think that the rich people don't ...
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