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    teacher Bhaisahab help please!!

    Hi, you ever answered my question that was "What is the adjective of 'joy' "
    you said that "joyful, joyous''..
    but my teacher didn't believe me that "joyous" exsists.. she said that I need to prove my word to her..
    and please would you like to tell me wether "oppressed" is the adj of "oppression?
    thanks a lot !!


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    Re: teacher Bhaisahab help please!!

    (Not a teacher, nor bhaisahab)

    If your teacher wants you to 'prove' the existence of the word 'joyous', you should have given him/her a dictionary. It is likely to have it's own entry. If that fails, you can use the following:

    BNC Simple Search

    There is a list of examples from the British corpus of 'joyous'. Also if you would like to find examples from the American corpus, go to this website:

    Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA)

    Click 'enter' then search for 'joyous' in the search box at the left. It comes up with hundreds of examples that you can use.

    Regarding the adjective of 'oppress' - 'oppressed' and 'oppressable' are adjectives from this word, but meaning different things. 'oppressed' is someone who is oppressed. 'oppressable' is someone who is able to be oppressed.

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    Re: teacher Bhaisahab help please!!

    thank you so much dear !!

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    Re: teacher Bhaisahab help please!!

    ... and 'oppressed' can also be a noun, usually (always?) preceded by 'the'. 'The oppressed' are people have been or are being oppressed.

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    Re: teacher Bhaisahab help please!!

    Quote Originally Posted by julianna View Post
    Hi, you ever answered my question that was "What is the adjective of 'joy' "
    you said that "joyful, joyous''..
    but my teacher didn't believe me that "joyous" exsists.. she said that I need to prove my word to her..
    and please would you like to tell me wether "oppressed" is the adj of "oppression?
    thanks a lot !!
    Yes, joyous exists and is a mighty word! When in doubt, I'd go with Bhaisahab any day.

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    Re: teacher Bhaisahab help please!!

    Quote Originally Posted by julianna View Post
    and please would you like to tell me wether "oppressed" is the adj of "oppression?
    thanks a lot !!
    'Oppressive' is another adjective from 'oppress'.

    Do you see the irony of wanting to show your teacher that 'joy' can have at least two adjectives, but then asking whether "oppressed" is the adj of "oppression?

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    Re: teacher Bhaisahab help please!!

    yes, sure !! would you help?

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    Re: teacher Bhaisahab help please!!

    Quote Originally Posted by julianna View Post
    yes, sure !! would you help?
    Sure. What do you need help with? The adjective or the irony?

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    Re: teacher Bhaisahab help please!!

    As you asked me specifically for help, I will say that I agree with the other posters. As for the adjective/irony question I'll leave that to Raymott.

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    Re: teacher Bhaisahab help please!!

    Quote Originally Posted by julianna View Post
    Hi, you ever answered my question that was "What is the adjective of 'joy' "
    you said that "joyful, joyous''..
    but my teacher didn't believe me that "joyous" exsists.. she said that I need to prove my word to her..
    and please would you like to tell me wether "oppressed" is the adj of "oppression?
    Better:
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    Say: "What is the adjectival form of "joy"?
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    An adjective of "joy" would be any adjective modifying "joy". As for "the" adjective of "oppression", that depends on viewpoint. An oppressed people would be a people suffering from oppression. An oppressive government would be a government that is oppressing its people.



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