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    Hello,

    I would like to ask about 'adjective' .

    Can we use this adjective like nouns?

    What i mean is for example,

    treat me nice (It is correct)

    treat nice to me (Is it correct? )

    Can we use it like that?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindadanca View Post
    Hello,

    I would like to ask about 'adjective' .

    Can we use this adjective like nouns?

    What i mean is for example,

    treat me nice (It is correct)

    treat nice to me (Is it correct? )

    Can we use it like that?

    Thanks
    No.

    Treat me nicely (adverb).
    Be nice to me (adjective).

    The noun related to "nice" is "niceness" but we rarely use it. If we did, it would be something like "Treat me with niceness". I'm sure the other native speakers will agree with me that that sounds very unnatural.

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    Thank you. But what i want to ask is to learn if it may be changed or not.I mean, for example, (gave me a pencil or give a pencil to me)

    Can we use 'adjective or adverb' like that?

    (treat nicely to me..etc)

    Is that ok?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindadanca View Post
    Thank you. But what i want to ask is to learn if it may be changed or not.I mean, for example, (gave me a pencil or give a pencil to me)

    Can we use 'adjective or adverb' like that?

    (treat nicely to me..etc)

    Is that ok?

    Thanks
    I'm sorry. I don't understand your question. You said "But what I want to ask to learn if it may be changed". What does "it" refer to in your sentence?

    Treat nicely to me = incorrect English.
    Treat me nicely = correct English.
    Be nice to me = correct English.

    We do not "treat to someone" in this context. (Please note that we do use "treat to" but it has a completely different meaning to the one we are discussing here so I won't confuse things by starting to explain it).

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    Default Re: adjective

    What i wanted to say is
    'explain more to me or explain to me more'

    Which is correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindadanca View Post
    What i wanted to say is
    'explain more to me or explain to me more'

    Which is correct?
    Your questions in this thread don't seem to be related to each other. This question has nothing to do with "adjective" which is the title you gave your thread.

    In answer to this question, "Explain more to me" means "I want a bigger quantity of information explained to me". "Explain to me more" means "I want you to continue explaining [something] to me for a longer period of time".

    What does this have to do with adjectives?

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