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    Colors are ungradable adjective or gradable?

    Hello teachers,

    Colors (black, white, yellow, green,.....etc) is gradable adjective or ungradable?

    I searched it in the forum and I found some threads but they were not related to my question.

    No source/Self made grammar question
    Many thanks in advance.

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    Re: Colors are ungradable adjective or gradable?

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Hello teachers,

    Colors (black, white, yellow, green,.....etc) is gradable adjective or ungradable?

    I searched it in the forum and I found some threads but they were not related to my question.

    No source/Self made grammar question
    Many thanks in advance.
    What do you mean by "gradable"?

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    Re: Colors are ungradable adjective or gradable?

    I mean very red, very green, very blue... etc.

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    Re: Colors are ungradable adjective or gradable?

    I was very green when I started working at the newspaper.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Colors are ungradable adjective or gradable?

    Can we also use it with "absolutely" or not? I mean "absolutely green"

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    Re: Colors are ungradable adjective or gradable?

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Can we also use it with "absolutely" or not? I mean "absolutely green"
    Not if you want it to mean "more green than very green", no.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Colors are ungradable adjective or gradable?

    My lawn was very brown earlier in the year but, after the heavy rain we had this summer, it is the greenest I have ever seen it.

    The more my father drank, the pinker/redder his face became.


    So, yes, we have comparative and superlative forms of colours, and we can use 'very' with colours.

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