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    sallow

    I know you are incensed from your irascible face.

    I would just like to know whether I can use 'irascible' as attributive.

    Thank you

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    Re: sallow

    /A learner/

    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    I know you are incensed from your irascible face.

    I would just like to know whether I can use 'irascible' as an attributive adjective.(I am not sure but I think you have forgot to add "adjective" here.)

    Thank you
    I'd say "by your face" instead of "from your face".

    I also wouldn't use this adjective to describe my face.
    How could face make someone angry easily?
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    Re: sallow

    Quote Originally Posted by e2e4 View Post
    /A learner/


    I'd say "by your face" instead of "from your face".

    I also wouldn't use this adjective to describe my face.
    How could face make someone angry easily?
    Do you accept it if I transpose these 2 adjectives?

    I know you are irascible from/by your incensed face.
    Thanks again.

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    Re: sallow

    /A learner/

    I've thanked your post for the word transpose that is new to me.
    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    Do you accept it if I transpose these 2 adjectives?

    I know you are irascible from/by your incensed face.
    Thanks again.
    As I've said, your first sentence was grammatically correct but carrying no sense for me.
    A face could be incensed but one cannot be irascible by such face.

    If I've correctly got the point from my dictionary, see below

    irascible ~ adjective I saw irascible changing in his behaving after he had heard the joke.(changing ~ gerund; it means noun)
    irascibly ~ adverb, ~by way of making you angry easily, He started to behave irascibly after he had heard the joke.

    A face could be incensed.
    incensed ~ adjective

    If you are incensed (the passive voice) you are caused to be angry.
    Her trying to take me in incensed me so much.

    I'll tell you what! Some teachers say that something must be repeated at least 50 times so as to be remembered. It is to be repeated at least 200 times if it is applied on me.

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