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    Gradable and strong adjectives

    Hello! Could you, please, help me with the adjective "frustrating", is it gradable or strong? Coz it sounds like strong, like exaggeration from "disappointed", but I've come across "very frustrating" and "very" is not used with strong adjectives. Or is it gradable? I'm really confused.
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    Re: Gradable and strong adjectives

    Welcome to the forum, Nikkie.

    Please avoid forms such as 'coz'. We try to use standard English in this forum; the word is 'because'.

    Labels such as 'gradable' and 'strong' may be helpful at times, but they are only labels. A thing can be very frustrating, and one thing can be more frustrating than another. That being so, if you need labels, frustrating is not 'strong', but it is 'gradable'.
    Last edited by 5jj; 25-Jan-2014 at 21:46. Reason: typo

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    Re: Gradable and strong adjectives

    Thank you!

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    Re: Gradable and strong adjectives

    Your appreciation is welcome, Nikkie, but there is no need to write a new post to say thank you. Simply click the Like button on any posts you find helpful. It means that we don't have to open the thread again to read your new post and then find that it doesn't include any new information or an additional question.



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