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    Can we use a pronoun in the place of Attributive adjective?

    Predicate adjectives Example: The sea is blue.
    Attributive adjectives Example: The blue sea.

    Attributive adjectives are adjectives that describe a characteristic (or attribute) of the noun or pronoun that they modify.

    Here is my doubt.
    Predicate adjectives Example: It is blue.
    Attributive adjectives Example: The blue ( ? ).

    By definition, can we use "it" in (?) place or can we use a pronoun in the place of Attributive adjective?

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    Re: Can we use a pronoun in the place of Attributive adjective?

    If you mean 'The blue it', I think we can't use 'the' before 'it'.
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    Re: Can we use a pronoun in the place of Attributive adjective?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    If you mean 'The blue it', I think we can't use 'the' before 'it'.
    "Attributive adjectives are adjectives that describe a characteristic (or attribute) of the noun or pronoun that they modify". Then why this definition?

    https://www.thefreedictionary.com/Attributive-Adjectives.htm

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    Re: Can we use a pronoun in the place of Attributive adjective?

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    If the 'it' in your first sentence refers to a thing, you cannot say 'the blue it'. You need to say 'the blue one'.

    However, if you are talking about three words, it, it and it, you can refer to the blue it.
    I am not getting this "it, it and it " I mean the colour codes?

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    Re: Can we use a pronoun in the place of Attributive adjective?

    Then what about these,

    Predicate adjectives Example: She is beautiful. He is handsome. They are beautiful. Now tell me the a
    ttributive adjectives to these examples?


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    Re: Can we use a pronoun in the place of Attributive adjective?

    'They form part of a noun phrase, appearing immediately before (or sometimes after) the noun in a sentence.'—quoted from the link in post #1.

    'It' is a pronoun rather than a noun, so we can't say 'The blue it'.
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    Re: Can we use a pronoun in the place of Attributive adjective?

    I consider it an exception.
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