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    rock as a adjective

    I did not find the word "rock" listed in any dictionary as a adjective. Isn't "rock" a adjective in this sentence:

    The rock wall crumbled and fell from old age.

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    Re: rock as a adjective

    'rock' is a noun in form, and when it's used to modify another noun like rock wall, it function as an adjective, which in this case makes 'rock' a substantive (a substitute).

    [1] The wall, the one made of rock (noun), crumbled and fell from old age.
    [2] The rock (adjective) wall crumbled and fell form old age.

    Note, every word has a form -what it looks like - and a function - what it does.



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    Re: rock as a adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by notmyname216
    I did not find the word "rock" listed in any dictionary as a adjective. Isn't "rock" a adjective in this sentence:

    The rock wall crumbled and fell from old age.
    Pay attention to your indefinite article: a adjective. You should have written AN adjective.

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    Re: rock as a adjective

    Thanks for the correction trustM.

    Thanks for the explaination Casiopea.

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    Re: rock as a adjective

    You're welcome, 216.

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