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    Question Gradable and Ungradable Adjectives

    Hello everyone,

    How can I know the adjective is either gradable or ungradable.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Gradable and Ungradable Adjectives

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Quote Originally Posted by saloom2 View Post
    How can I know the adjective is either gradable or ungradable.
    By applying common sense. Check out this page.

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    Default Re: Gradable and Ungradable Adjectives

    Ok. what about sizeable? I suppose that it's gradable adjective, isn't it?

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    Default Re: Gradable and Ungradable Adjectives

    In that an object can have a range of sizes, it must be. But it's not a very useful adjective for the word. It doesn't make much sense to say that something is 'extremely sizeable'. On the other hand you could say something was 'quite sizeable' or 'fairly sizeable' - post #2 got it right: use your common.

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