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    Default English adjectives

    What is substantivized adjectives in English?
    for example: the poor, the old

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    Substantive adjectives are adjectives that can be used as nouns. (You have provided a couple of good examples of that.)



    Example:

    • The bold seize the day, while the timid run away.


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    The term I use is adjectival noun:
    http://www.usingenglish.com/glossary...ival-noun.html

    We use them whenever we wish to talk in general about the people or whatever that are represented by that adjective.

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