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    which are the unsuitable adjectives?

    Hi,

    I have been given this exercise. could you please help me?


    There has to be four adjective which are unsuitable to go which the given Noun in each group.


    Group 1 : Noun: Towns
    Adjectives: Cosmopolitan, polluted, historic,capital, old,young,antique,agricultural,overcrowded,industr ial,seaside,rural,busy,excited,exicting,modern.

    I picked the three: young and busy and excited.


    Group 2: Noun :Food

    Adjectives: Disgusting, delicious, boiled, fresh, rich, fast, wealthy, disgusted, home-grown, vegetarian, starving, frozen, tasty, plain, tasteful, tasteless.

    I picked the three of wealthy, disgusted and starving.


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    Re: which are the unsuitable adjectives?

    "I picked the three: young and busy and excited. "
    I would replace 'busy' with polluted and add 'antique'.

    "I picked the three of wealthy, disgusted and starving."
    I would add 'tasteful'.

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    Re: which are the unsuitable adjectives?

    Quote Originally Posted by grandada View Post
    "I picked the three: young and busy and excited. "
    I would replace 'busy' with polluted and add 'antique'.

    "I picked the three of wealthy, disgusted and starving."
    I would add 'tasteful'.

    Hi, thanks for the answer.

    I searched the adjectives and there are examples for them. For polluted and also for antique and for tasteful, so why can't we use them?

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    Re: which are the unsuitable adjectives?

    Quote Originally Posted by maral55 View Post
    Hi, thanks for the answer.

    I searched the adjectives and there are examples for them. For polluted and also for antique and for tasteful, so why can't we use them?
    My answers would be
    1. young, antique and excited.
    2. wealthy, disgusted and starving. (and possibly tasteful).
    Polluted fits.
    Antique towns and tasteful food are not common. What are the examples you've found?

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    Re: which are the unsuitable adjectives?

    Maybe every text I find on the internet may not be a good example but I don't know of any other way to learn what goes with what.


    "You have a choice between a heavy backpack with good food, less tasteful food, cold, moisture, hard bed, hunger and thirst."

    From this link: Trekking food- what to bring.

    and for antique


    "Topic: Midwest Living Magazine wants to know your favorite antique towns"

    From this link: Midwest Living Magazine wants to know your favorite antique towns! Junk Revolution Community - Rescue / Reuse / Reimagine / Inspire

    and of course there are other examples if you search in google or yahoo.

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    Re: which are the unsuitable adjectives?

    Oh I forgot, and for polluted just see this link: "polluted towns" - Yahoo! Search Results

    there are many.

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    Re: which are the unsuitable adjectives?

    Okay, I asked someone who had the teacher's book of the Headway and he said that the answers given in the book are


    Food: disgusted, wealthy, tasteful, starving.
    Town: young, antique, excited, capital.


    I found a few examples for capital towns but maybe it's not very common??

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    Re: which are the unsuitable adjectives?

    Quote Originally Posted by maral55 View Post
    Oh I forgot, and for polluted just see this link: "polluted towns" - Yahoo! Search Results

    there are many.
    There's no problem with polluted.

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    Re: which are the unsuitable adjectives?

    Quote Originally Posted by maral55 View Post
    Maybe every text I find on the internet may not be a good example but I don't know of any other way to learn what goes with what.


    "You have a choice between a heavy backpack with good food, less tasteful food, cold, moisture, hard bed, hunger and thirst."

    From this link: Trekking food- what to bring.

    and for antique


    "Topic: Midwest Living Magazine wants to know your favorite antique towns"

    From this link: Midwest Living Magazine wants to know your favorite antique towns! Junk Revolution Community - Rescue / Reuse / Reimagine / Inspire

    and of course there are other examples if you search in google or yahoo.
    The internet is useful if you are able to make a judgement about the probability that the writer understands and writes good English.
    A trekker on a trekking forum is unreliable.
    Most blogs, hobby forums and personal web pages are totally unreliable in deciding on what is good English.
    Try to find examples in official, academic or scientific articles or journals. Higher quality newspaper journalists and columnists should also be reliable.

    'Antique towns' is unusual, but perhaps in the American Midwest, they use it.

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    Re: which are the unsuitable adjectives?

    I can't think of an "antique town" I would think of one as being "historic".

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