Results 1 to 3 of 3

    • Join Date: Jun 2009
    • Posts: 23
    #1

    Adjective

    Do these words mean the same (proportioned, proportional, and proportionate)? Can they be used interchangeably? And can I say "you are proportionate?"


    • Join Date: Jun 2009
    • Posts: 7
    #2

    Smile Re: Adjective

    You can say "you are well proportioned". =(adjective)used ti talk about how correct, attractive,suitable something is in its size or shape.
    "proportional"(adjective)=smth. that is in the correct or most suitable relationship to smth.else in size, amount or importance.
    "proportionate"="proportional"


    • Join Date: Jun 2009
    • Posts: 23
    #3

    Re: Adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by bluepearl64 View Post
    You can say "you are well proportioned". =(adjective)used ti talk about how correct, attractive,suitable something is in its size or shape.
    "proportional"(adjective)=smth. that is in the correct or most suitable relationship to smth.else in size, amount or importance.
    "proportionate"="proportional"
    Hi bluepearl64,

    Thanks so much for the post. So, proportional and proportionate, although adjectives, are not used when referring to body or shape, like "she looks proportional/proportionate"? And can you please give me a few examples of proportional and proportionate in sentences? Thanks

Similar Threads

  1. Adjective Complements
    By fiona bramble in forum Teaching English
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 24-Dec-2009, 04:42
  2. Appositive function as adjective?
    By ringo648 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 20-Jan-2009, 00:06
  3. Adjective complements: what are they?
    By donnach in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 07-Jul-2008, 20:20
  4. Red -- predicate adjective or predicate noun? Or both? (previous post)
    By donnach in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 16-May-2008, 14:51
  5. Adjective or Adverb?
    By justinwschang in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 16-Sep-2007, 14:27

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •