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Topic: GRAMMAR

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: adjectif, from Latin adjectus, past participle of adjicere, from ad- 'to' + jacere 'to throw'

adjective

noun
     
ad‧jec‧tive [countable]
SLG a word that describes a noun or pronoun. In the phrase 'black hat', 'black' is an adjective and in the sentence `It makes her happy', 'happy' is an adjective.
adjectival adjective:
an adjectival phrase
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