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    Please Help me finding Adjectives in the following Stanza.At least 4 adjective.


    Not gold but only men can make
    A people great and strong
    Men who for truth and honor's sake
    Stand fast and stuffer long.

    Brave men who work while others sleep
    Who dare while others fly.
    They build a nation's pillars deep.
    And lift them to the sky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shafeeq Ahmad View Post
    Please Help me finding Adjectives in the following Stanza.At least 4 adjective.


    Not gold but only men can make
    A people great and strong
    Men who for truth and honor's sake
    Stand fast and stuffer long.

    Brave men who work while others sleep
    Who dare while others fly.
    They build a nation's pillars deep.
    And lift them to the sky.
    How about you try first.

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    Default Re: Please Help

    Shafeeq Ahmad, please take a look at this extract from the Posting Guidelines:

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    Correct???
    Gold
    Great
    Honour
    Pillars
    Deep

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    Default Re: Please Help

    Quote Originally Posted by Shafeeq Ahmad View Post
    Correct???
    Gold - No, 'gold' is a noun.
    Great - Yes, and if you've chosen this, why not "strong" as well?
    Honour - Noun.
    Pillars - No.
    Deep - Yes.
    So, you have: great, strong, deep.
    There's also an obvious one at the start of line 5.

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    There are six adjectives in total in the piece. You have found two of them so far. If you cannot spot the adjectives immediately, try to remove the words which you know are not adjectives first. Remove all the verbs. Remove the nouns. Remove the prepositions (if you know what they are).
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Please Help

    I can only find four! Now I wonder what I"m missing!
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    There are six adjectives in total in the piece. You have found two of them so far. If you cannot spot the adjectives immediately, try to remove the words which you know are not adjectives first. Remove all the verbs. Remove the nouns. Remove the prepositions (if you know what they are).
    Given the guesses in #4, I don't think that method would work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Given the guesses in #4, I don't think that method would work.
    It will if the OP is prepared to look at least some of the words up in a dictionary to see if they're nouns or not. Mind you, the OP could just look them all up and find the adjectives too! I'm just trying to avoid giving the answers on a plate.

    By the way, Shafeeq Ahmad, the fourth line should contain the word "suffer", not "stuffer".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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