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    Adjective

    Neither party is quite in the right.

    Are the words neither and quite are adjectives here?

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    Re: Adjective

    Neither is an adjective and quite is an adverb.

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    Re: Adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Neither is an adjective and quite is an adverb.

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    What is the meaning of the sentence then? Neither party means there would be more than one party. None of them are IN THE RIGHT?? I didn't get it.

    There are two kinds of adjectives; descriptive and adjective of quantity.
    descriptive adjective answer the question of what kind and adjective quantity answer the question how much.

    In the following sentences:-

    1) The ship sustained heavy damage.

    So, is heavy answering the question how much damage was done?? So is it a adjective of quantity?

    If I had to use descriptive adjective for damage, which word could I use?

    2) Ashoka was a great king.
    3) Take great care of your health.

    In the sentence number 2 great is a descriptive adjective as it is answering the question what kind of king was ashoka and in no. 3 great is an adjective of quantity as it is answering how much care should be taken.

    So, for no.2 great is a descriptive and for no. 3 great is an adjective of quantity??

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    Re: Adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by Roselin View Post
    What is the meaning of the sentence then? Neither party means there would be more than one party. None of them are IN THE RIGHT?? I didn't get it.

    be in the right


    to be morally or legally correct in what you do or believe

    Naturally, both parties think they are in the right.
    right - definition. American English definition of right by Macmillan Dictionary

    Neither party means that there are two of them.

    Neither party is in the right = Both of them are wrong.

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    Re: Adjective

    There are three kinds of adjectives; descriptive and adjective of quantity and numeral adjective;descriptive adjective answer the question of what kind ,adjective of quantity answer the question how much and numeral adjective answer the question how many.

    In the following sentences:-

    1) The ship sustained heavy damage.

    So, is heavy answering the question how much damage was done?? So is it a adjective of quantity?

    If I had to use descriptive adjective for damage, which word could I use?

    2) Ashoka was a great king.
    3) Take great care of your health.
    4) The child fell down from a great height.

    In the sentence number 2 great is a descriptive adjective as it is answering the question what kind of king was ashoka and in no. 3 and 4 great is an adjective of quantity as it is answering how much care should be taken and how much was height respectively??

    So, for no.2 great is a descriptive and for no. 3 and 4 great is an adjective of quantity??

    5) Say the same thing twice over.
    same- descriptive adjective (answering the question what kind of thing)
    twice- definite numeral adjective ( denoting the exact number)
    what is over here then?

    6) My uncle lives in the next house.
    7) He was absent last week.

    Are next and last numeral adjectives ? Why?

    8)Good wines need no bush
    good- descriptive adjective ( answering what kind of wine is )
    no- indefinite NUMERAL adjective ( numeral because bush is a countable noun;indefinite because it is not denoting an exact number)

    9) I like the little pedlar who has a crooked nose.

    little- descriptive or adjective of quantity ( I am confused because it answers what kind of pedlar he is as well as it tells about the height of the pedlar which is little)

    10) Some dreams are like reality

    some- indifinte numeral adjective ( numeral because dream is a countable noun)

    11) It is an ill wind that blows nobody any good.

    ill - descriptive
    any- adjective of quantity and not number becuase good,here, is not countable)


    Please tell whether the reasons I have given are correct or not. There are some confusions also. I will be obliged if you clear them.

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    Re: Adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by Roselin View Post
    Neither party is quite in the right.

    Are the words neither and quite are adjectives here?

    NOT A TEACHER


    (1) Like you, I thought at first that "quite" was an adjective, too.

    (2) Thanks to Teacher Rover, I realized it was an adverb.

    (3) I guess we can say that "quite" modifies the prepositional

    phrase "in the right."

    (4) In other words, " Neither party is exactly in the right."


    Respectfully yours,


    James

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