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adjective

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Grammar
adjectivead‧jec‧tive /ˈædʒəktɪv/ ●●● noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 SLGa 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 /ˌædʒəkˈtaɪvəl◂/ adjective 🔊 an adjectival phrase
Examples from the Corpus
adjectiveHence, we may reasonably expect a resultative flavour when an adverbal adjective is combined with a change-of-state verb.Every noun and adjective has 12 possible endings.The exclusion of associative adjectives from predicative position is an automatic result.It appears that there is an effective limit of one on the number of postnominal adjectives permitted.In stanza two it appears twice, and the adjective itself a third time alone.But perhaps more important are the adjectives.The characters of the play can all be described by two adjectives - one of which is opposite to the other.Answer: a. Why: When creating an unusual adjective from other types of words, use a hyphen.
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