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    lightcleo is offline Newbie
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    the traditional, the natural and the cosmoplitian

    Hi, everyone. Im a new guy so I probably dont really know about the rules here. Hope you wont mind.

    I saw a sentence in 'The curious incident of the dog in the night-time' which says,

    "You seek out the traditional, the natural and the cosmopolitan."

    And Im wondering if an adjective can be followed by the word "the" and then they group as a noun. Like 'the poor' or 'the rich'.

    If there is any grammatical problems throughout my words, please point out. Im always willing to learn. Thank you.

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: the traditional, the natural and the cosmoplitian

    Yes, you can turn adjectives into nouns like that.

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