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    is "aware" one of the so called "transitive adjectives"?

    I would like to know if it is correct to write:

    "Potential clients were completely unaware." (by context it's undrestood that they were unaware of the fact that they'll be fooled into buying something useless)
    Or do we have to say of what are they unaware?

    Thank you!

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    Re: is "aware" one of the so called "transitive adjectives"?

    It depends on the context, but I can't see why not.

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    Re: is "aware" one of the so called "transitive adjectives"?

    unaware customers -- attributive

    ? Potential clients were completely unaware.

    "unaware" is one adjective that seldom if ever stands in a sentence without a prepositional (of...) or nominal (that..., why..., etc.) complementation.

    Potential clients were completely unsuspicious.

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    Re: is "aware" one of the so called "transitive adjectives"?

    Quote Originally Posted by luz35 View Post
    I would like to know if it is correct to write:

    "Potential clients were completely unaware." (by context it's undrestood that they were unaware of the fact that they'll be fooled into buying something useless)
    Or do we have to say of what are they unaware?

    Thank you!
    Of course you need to communicate what they were unaware of, but it doesn't have to be in the same sentence. For example:
    "The company was quickly going out of business. Potential clients were completely unaware."

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