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    Sentence correction

    I have seen the following sentence

    Food supplies were allowed through unmolested.

    KHere is 'unmolested' an adjective but it seems to be used as noun. Please explain why it is used as noun.




    Go get this.

    Go buy vegetables. (Is this correct to use?)

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    Re: Sentence correction

    Quote Originally Posted by Aradhana Mittal View Post
    I have seen the following sentence

    Food supplies were allowed through unmolested.

    KHere is 'unmolested' an adjective but it seems to be used as noun. Please explain why it is used as noun.



    It isn't.

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    Re: Sentence correction

    Welcome to the forums, Aradhana.

    The word 'unmolested' is not used as a noun there. It's an adjective.

    Please ask the second, unrelated question in a separate thread, with a suitable title, such as 'Go get this'.


    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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    Re: Sentence correction

    If it is an adjective then how it was used without following any noun. Would you please give some more example where adjective does not follow any noun?

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    Re: Sentence correction

    It does follow a noun: 'food'.

    Adjectives can precede or follow nouns.

    'He is a clever boy.' 'That boy is clever.'

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    Re: Sentence correction

    It is now fine. One last confusion!

    Food supplies were allowed through unmolested.

    Unmolested food supplies were allowed through. (Do both sentence give same meaning?)

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    Not a Teacher)

    Actually, I was thinking it was an adverb describing "allowed".

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