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    Would this sentence be accurate? "It indicated a life dedicated to learning and knowledge". I didn't know dedicated could be a noun. I looked it up in the SOED and it says "dedicated" can only be used as an adjective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Would this sentence be accurate? "It indicated a life dedicated to learning and knowledge". I didn't know dedicated could be a noun. I looked it up in the SOED and it says "dedicated" can only be used as an adjective.
    In your sentence "dedicated" is not a noun.

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    Why is it "indicated a life dedicated..." not "life dedication"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Why is it "indicated a life dedicated..." not "life dedication"?
    It could be "a life-long dedication" if the wider context supports it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Would this sentence be accurate? "It indicated a life dedicated to learning and knowledge". I didn't know dedicated could be a noun. I looked it up in the SOED and it says "dedicated" can only be used as an adjective.
    Does it help if you read it as "It indicated a life which had been dedicated to learning and knowledge"?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Super! Thanks.

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