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Adjectives a.k.a. Adjective: In linguistics, an adjective is a "describing word", the main syntactic role of which is to qualify a noun or noun phrase, giving more information about the object signified.

  • also known as คำคุณศัพท์, Önad, 形容词

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Google previewGoodness, God, and Evil (2012)

by David E. Alexander

earlier argument that the essential difference between attributive and predicative adjectives is that the latter but not the former pass the splitting test the fact that alienans adjectives do not pass the splitting test is sufficient for alienans adjectives ...

Google previewExplorations in Automatic Thesaurus Discovery (1994)

by Gregory Grefenstette

7, the recognition of progressives as gerunds or as adjectives is a difficult, and probably domain-dependent problem. In this case, as with other problematic parsing problems such as prepositional phrase attachment, ...

Google previewAdjectives in Germanic and Romance (2014)

by Petra Sleeman, Freek Van de Velde, Harry Perridon

The generalized usage of a suffix for the derivation of English adverbs from adjectives is a striking parallel to Romance, where the successors of Lat. mente “ spirit, mind, intention” are used. Other word classes are marginally concerned, as Sp.

Google previewThe Logical and Empirical Foundations of Baker's Paradox (2008)

Even under such circumstances, Olga is a beautiful dancer does not entail Olga is a beautiful singer; this shows that beautiful is a “Another common analysis of gradable adjectives is that they are functions from individuals to degrees ...

Google previewIssues in Second Language Proficiency (2011)

by Alessandro Benati

Given such input, if concord between nouns and determiners/adjectives is a property provided by UG, and L2 speakers' grammars are UG-derived, ...

Google previewWord-Formation (2015)

An International Handbook of the Languages of Europe by Peter O. Müller

complex adjectives is that they exist, that is, that they are conventionalized complex words of present-day English. The partial structure of the English lexicon specified in (3) has only one level of abstraction above the level of the individual ...

Google previewOxford A-Z of Better Spelling (2009)

by Charlotte Buxton

When the first part of such compound adjectives is an adverb that does notend in-ly, use a hyphen when the compound comes ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern English Usage (1994)

by Henry Watson Fowler

-BY & -Y Df ADJECTIVES. The adjectival suffix is -y, not -ey. Weak spellers are often in doubt whether, when -y is appended to nouns in Mute e (as mite), the e is to be dropped or kept. With the very few exceptions given below, it should be ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Language Development (2014)

by Patricia J. Brooks, Vera Kempe

Adjectives are words that denote properties of objects, such as size (big), shape ( round), color (red), texture (rough), material (wooden), state (sleeping), and aesthetic qualities (beautiful), among many others. As a grammatical category in ...

Google previewFowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2015)

by Fellow of the British Academy and Senior Research Fellow Jeremy Butterfield, Jeremy Butterfield

adjective 18 Some adjectives are normally restricted to predicative position (e.g. afraid, aware), and others are restricted to attributive position, either always (e.g. main as in the main reason / p this reason is main) or in certain meanings (e.g. ...

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Selfishness will last as long as grammar admits of possessive adjectives. (Valeriu Butulescu)
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Scrabble value of A1D2J8E1C3T1I1V4E1S1

The value of this 10-letter word is 23 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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