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    Question Adjectives

    Hi all,

    How should we define an adjective?

    Most books on grammer define it like;

    "A word that qualifies a noun"

    Then what about these sentences:

    He is a good man.
    He is a good teacher.
    He is a good thief.


    Or is it the noun that qualifies the adjective.

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    Re: Adjectives

    Quote Originally Posted by Sohrab Khan View Post
    Hi all,

    How should we define an adjective?

    Most books on grammer define it like;

    "A word that qualifies a noun"

    Then what about these sentences:

    He is a good man.
    He is a good teacher.
    He is a good thief.


    Or is it the noun that qualifies the adjective.
    In your examples the adjective "good" describes the man, the teacher and the thief.

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