Is the perfect in "practice makes perfect" an adjective or a verb ?
If perfect is an adjective, then it should be pronounced as "PERfect", but if it is a verb then it should be pronounced as "perFECT".
So, how should I pronounce perfect in "practice makes perfect", as an adjective sound or a verb sound ?
I think "perfect" is used an adjective in that idiom. But I am not sure.
I tried to substitute another adjective like "beautiful" into the idiom to check, but it doesn't sound gramatically correct or smooth. On the other hand if used as a verb - action word - , perfect also sounds kinda wrong.
Any other expert can throw light on this simple question, please help.
Please also don't toy with my sincere question by giving a non answer like the "2006" guy/gal above.
Incidentally, you might want to think about rhythm, alliteration, and consonance (/p/ /k/ /t/).