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    In the question: "What made your hair darker?" , is darker an adjective? If it is, why is it after the noun hair?
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    Default Re: Adjectives

    The distributional properties of 'darker' make it look like an adjective.

    It made it even darker (preceded by an adv)
    It made it even better (substituted by an adj)
    It made it darker but lighter (coordinated with an adj)

    An object complement is an noun, pronoun, or adjective which follows a direct object (noun) and renames it or tells what the direct object has become.

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    Default Re: Adjectives

    Quote Originally Posted by 19mom46 View Post
    In the question: "What made your hair darker?" , is darker an adjective? If it is, why is it after the noun hair?
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    Hello, 19mom46.

    (1) Yes, "darker" is the comparative form of the adjective "dark":

    dark/darker/darkest

    (2) It follows the noun because it really means something like:

    What made your hair TO BECOME darker?

    (3) It would go into its "regular" position in a sentence such as:

    Why do you have darker hair today? Did you dye it yesterday?

    (But: Why is your hair darker today? That is: Your hair is darker today. Why?)

    ***** Thank you *****

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