Impossible is an adjective, but when it preceded by the definite article the, it becomes a noun.
Originally Posted by Barb_D
"It has become her lifeline. She said: “I never thought I’d end up in that position, standing for half an hour in the cold for food. I used to be on nearly £30,000 a year and I think, ‘How did I end up here?’"
The word cold is an adjective. However, in this context it comes after the definite article the. Question: Is it a noun?
Re: "the cold"
Yes, and this is very common.
She is a champion for poor people. She is a champion for the poor.
I don't like cold weather. I don't like the cold.
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