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37 Answered Questions for the topic adjectives

Adjectives Grammar Writing

08/23/19

Is there any hard and fast rule for placing a coordinate adjective that is modified by an adverb first in a set or series of such adjectives?

For example, I want to describe a special type of fire. I could say, "Extremely hot, flowing yellowish-green flames began to come off of the wood," or I could say, "Flowing, extremely hot... more
Adjectives Grammar Determiners

07/31/19

Is a determiner considered an adjective or a separate part?

I came across some blogs which states that determiners are types of adjectives (according to traditional grammar), whereas wiki (which I do not entirely trust) indicates some key differences. after... more
Adjectives Gre Word Choice

07/29/19

Can someone help with these two GRE verbal questions?

Requirement: fill the blank with **two** words choosen from this list, each word should give the sentence the same meaning. >1. Modern agricultural practices have been extremely successful in... more
Adjectives Grammar Nouns

07/11/19

Can adjectives get plural s?

Are the following sentences correct grammatically? 1- *The war had two hundred **woundeds**.* (And not *wounded soldiers*) 2- *There are two **modals** in that sentence.* (And not *modal verbs*)... more

07/03/19

Can a noun work as an adjective, and the adjective as a noun?

# Hazel EyesI found the following paragraph in the [guycounseling.com blog article “Hazel Eyes: Learn Why People with Greenish Eye Color are... more
Adjectives Esl/esol Speech

07/02/19

The word "dear" in public speech?

I am a member of a Toastmaster club in the Czech republic where people work on their public speaking skills. It is a usual to open a speech by > Dear fellow Toastmasters, dear guests,... It is... more
Adjectives Esl/esol Speech

06/27/19

Unconscious versus "nonconscious" in everyday dialogue?

These words have subtle distinctions in related research fields, but even there are often considered interchangeable or just an matter of tradition/trendiness in a particular field. Since I am a... more

06/24/19

We say "U.S. citizen", but why can't we say "China citizen"? Or can we?

Is the word "U.S." an adjective or a noun modifier in this case? It seems to me that it is an adjective that goes before citizen, because we say "Russian citizen", "Chinese citizen", etc. But if... more
Adjectives Grammar Word Choice

06/24/19

Why do we say “Japan earthquake” and not “Japanese earthquake”?

Isn’t earthquake a noun and the preceding word an adjective? Isn’t “Japanese” the adjectival form of “Japan”?
Adjectives Grammar Word Usage

06/24/19

Using "so" and "very" for ungradable adjectives?

We generally use modifiers such as "so" and "very" for gradable/normal adjectives (water can be quite/so/very HOT, but not quite/so/very BOILING (an ungradable/extreme adjective). Yet would you say... more
Adjectives English Grammar

06/23/19

Grammatically correct sentence where "you're" and "your" can be interchanged?

Most grammar checkers are capable of detecting the the misuse of "your" and "you're"; providing the necessary correction. I'm curious though, is there any sentence that can be constructed where... more

06/21/19

Americans can eat Chinese, but Chinese can't eat Americans?

No offence!! Please take it just for knowledge. I heard one of my friends saying **Americans can eat Chinese but Chinese can't eat Americans**. He said so for fun, and everybody was just laughing.... more
Adjectives English Grammar

06/21/19

Difference between 'eat soup hot' and 'eat hot soup'?

Can anyone explain the difference between the following sentences?1. I eat most kinds of soup hot.2. I eat most kinds of hot soup.Earlier today, one of my non-English speaking friends asked me the... more

06/12/19

Is "as (adjective) as (adjective)" acceptable usage?

For idiosyncratic reasons of euphony and metre, I want to write (something like) "She wore round her neck many gems, as beautiful as rare." I feel in my bones that this formulation, "... as... more
Adjectives Grammar Japanese

06/01/19

Is た形 required when using 自動詞 as an adjective?

From the grammar book I learned that when 自動詞 is being used as an adjective, it should change its form to the た形, for example: - 優れ{すぐれ}**た**学生 - 拗れ{こじれ}**た**話し But can I say 優れ**る**学生 or... more
Adjectives Writing Esl/esol

05/29/19

Differences between "very" and "very much" as adjective modifiers?

The following examples are clearly wrong: > × I am very much tired > × She is very much clever But the following sounds fine (at least according to... more
Adjectives Italian Word Usage

05/29/19

What is a typical situation to say "disgraziato"?

What is a typical situation to use "disgraziato!"?What kind of emotion is associated with the word?
Adjectives Italian Articles

05/24/19

La Mia Famiglia or Mia Famiglia?

I am confused as I thought Mia Famiglia translated to My Family, but I was recently corrected and told it was La Mia Famiglia... what is the difference?
Adjectives Grammar Japanese

05/15/19

What is the difference between "〜がる" and "〜がっている"?

I want to know the difference between `〜がる` and `〜がっている`, and in what situations I can use them. My friend said `〜がる` is used for a regular activity that someone does every day or every week, and... more
Adjectives Grammar Compounds

05/14/19

Should I use " related" or "-related"?

What is **the correct use of the term *"related?"*** For example, should I use it like *computer related*, or is it more proper to use *computer-related* (where the word *"computer"* is just part... more
Adjectives Grammar Japanese

05/11/19

Using に with adjectives?

I want to know if there is a rule or way of thinking that makes it easier to understand which adjectives can be used in the following... more
Adjectives Grammar Japanese

05/10/19

Can a noun + suru have an adjective modify the noun as well?

”I did some difficult studying last night." Could I say, "昨夜、難しい勉強しました。”? Basically, my question is: can an adjective, relative clause, or adjectival phrase modify a noun that has する attached,... more
Adjectives Grammar German

04/23/19

Why does "neu" become "Neues" after "etwas"?

I found this sentence in a German children's book: >Jeden Tag entdeckt Katrin etwas Neues. Neues is a noun here? How can that be? I'd think that 'new' was an adjective. As a noun, I found... more
Adjectives Grammar Japanese

04/01/19

ない in つまらない and similar adjectives and their conjugation with すぎる?

The usual path for conjugation would be: 1. 高い → 高すぎる  (drop い, append すぎる) 2. ない → なさすぎる (drop い, append さ, append すぎる) Is ない in つまらない treated as the negative ない which conjugates as 2.? Or is... more
Adjectives Italian Verbs

03/30/19

Are there any rules to remember nouns / adjectives that are related to verbs?

I am having a real trouble remembering vocabulary where a noun or adjective is related to a verb (or vice versa).**Example 1**Verb tagliare = to cut.Conjugation taglio = I cut.Conjugation taglia =... more
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