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    Question using adjectives with "ed" form as nouns?

    Examples: the gifted, the talented, the scared.


    I hear it often enough and feel comfortable using words that way. But I haven't dug into my grammar book to explain why this works. I consulted various dictionaries which didn't help.

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    Re: using adjectives with "ed" form as nouns?

    the gifted - people who are gifted
    the talented - people who are talented
    the scared - people who are scared.

    not a teacher

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    #3

    Re: using adjectives with "ed" form as nouns?

    Quote Originally Posted by newyear2012 View Post
    Examples: the gifted, the talented, the scared.


    I hear it often enough and feel comfortable using words that way. But I haven't dug into my grammar book to explain why this works. I consulted various dictionaries which didn't help.
    ***NOT A TEACHER***

    This might help you, post #5


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