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    noun or adjective

    the most famous of all the stars. Is the underlined a noun phrase or an adjective phrase?
    An adjective can be converted into a noun after preceding it with "the".
    Is this the case?
    Last edited by panicmonger; 15-Sep-2010 at 05:52.

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    Re: noun or adjective

    Depends on how it is used.

    You should state the entire sentence so you can figure out its job.

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    Re: noun or adjective

    The most famous (star) of all the stars is Sirius, the brightest (star). Star has been elided leaving 'most famous' which we then have to interpret as a noun. Ditto 'brightest'.

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