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UNIT 66. POSITION OF ADJECTIVES

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Adjectives can be used
before the noun they describe
Qualitative Adjectives
-are used to give the quality that a thing or person has
Adjectives can be used immediately
after
a
NOUN
UNIT 66. POSITION OF ADJECTIVES
after linking verbs such as
appear
be
become
feel
get
seem
The dangerous step to the darkness !
You feel happy !
with "a"
Some adjectives formed by adding a prefix "a" often to a noun or verb
Health and feeling adjectives
content
, fine,
glad
,
ill
,
sorry
,
sure
,
upset
,
well
,
SELDOM or NEVER
used
before
the
noun
they describe

alive
asleep
awake
alone
He was so
ashamed
for having spoken so cruelly
ashamed boy
ashamed statue
BUT NOT
SELDOM or NEVER used
before
the
noun
ADJECTIVES TO RELATED ADJECTIVES
Some of these adjectives with an"a" prefix have related adjectives that can be used either before a noun or after a linking verb.
alive
living
animal
afraid
frightened
child
alike
similar
question
The baby was asleep
after crying whole night non-stop.
A sleeping baby
A baby was sleeping
SELDOM or NEVER used
before
the
noun
they describe
ill health
upset stomach
well man
exceptions
Obama felt upset and needed to talk with mistreated ones.
we can not use Upset Obama
Emphasising & Classifying

Adjectives
Emphasising

Adjectives
-are used to emphasize your feelings about something.
Classifying

Adjectives
-are use to say that something is of a particular type.
SELDOM or NEVER
used
after
a
linking verb
It is an advantage
It is an absolute advantage
complete
,
absolute
, entire,
mere
,
sheer
,
total
,
utter
.
symbols-
phonetic
symbols
phonetic
distinguishes them from other types of
symbols
SELDOM or NEVER
used
after
a
linking verb
SELDOM or NEVER
used
after
a
linking verb
atomic
chemical
cubic
digital
environmental
medical
annual
general
occasional
northern
maximum

used directly
before
a
noun
or
after
a
linking verb
As an example;
Academic writing-the writing is academic
Some
Classifying Adjectives
can also be used with different meaning as
Qualitative Adjectives
and
placed after a linking verb

economic
academic
conscious
educational
legal
scientific
Many adjectives can be used
after a noun
, at the
beginning of a reduced relative clause

BEFORE
-ible and -able
Some -ible and -able adjectives such as
Some
(different meaning)
adjectives
concerned
but not
The advantage is absolute
to infinitive
prepositional phrase
as part of the adjective phrase
available
imaginable
possible
suitable
Keep in mind
We use these adjectives immediately after a noun only when
* the noun follows
the
* the noun is
made definite
by what follows in a relative clause
such as;
involved
opposite
present
proper
responsible
These words have different meanings when they are used before a noun and immediately after it.
All the
students responsible
for manipulating the teacher
Responsible students
do not manipulate the teacher
Thank
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