Is the word "golden" a possessive, interogative, compound, demonstrative, indefinate or noun as adjective kind of adjective?
RonBee said:What class of adjective would you put golden in?
Casiopea said:RonBee said:What class of adjective would you put golden in?
Based on the current (i.e. published) classes, of which there are two: attributive and predicative, golden, based on its function and distribution would be classified as an attributive adjective.
The chicken was fried black.
==>'black' refers to chicken. 'black' is predicative.
The chicken was fried golden-brown.
==> 'golden' refers to 'brown'. 'golden' is attributive.
The chicken was fried golden (?) awkward
==> 'golden' refers to the chicken.
Hypothesis: Seems that adjectives made from nouns (i.e. gold -> golden) cannot function predicatively. It's a working thought.
Past participle -en ending denotes 'made of', similar to yet distinct from 'make' of causative constructs:
He goldened the apple. (He made it *golden)
It's golden crispy appeal. (I's attributes) Attributive adjective
RonBee said:That is all very good, but there is one thing I don't understand. What does I's attributes refer to? Also, shouldn't it be Its golden crispy appeal?