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    How do we know whether adjective forms of nouns exist?

    How do we know whether adjective/adverb forms of nouns exist or not?
    E.g: I was surprised to see saneful doesn't exist. Give me some insight into this, please.

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    #2

    Re: How do we know whether adjective forms of nouns exist?

    What noun do you think 'saneful' is derived from?

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    #3

    Re: How do we know whether adjective forms of nouns exist?

    Thankyou.
    Saneness. Like baleful is derived from balefulness.

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    #4

    Re: How do we know whether adjective forms of nouns exist?

    You have it the wrong way round. Baleful and same are the original forms. Balefulness and sameness are later words, formed by adding suffixes to baleful and same.
    Last edited by Piscean; 23-Aug-2016 at 14:43. Reason: typo

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    #5

    Re: How do we know whether adjective forms of nouns exist?

    ...by adding suffixes to baleful and same.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: How do we know whether adjective forms of nouns exist?

    Since your first post talked about "saneful" (nothing to do with "same"), you need to know that "sanity" is the noun and "sane" and "insane" are the associated adjectives. "Saneful" doesn't exist. "Saneness" exists but, in my experience, is rarely used.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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