using adjectives with "ed" form as nouns?

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newyear2012

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Examples: the gifted, the talented, the scared.


I hear it often enough and feel comfortable using words that way. But I haven't dug into my grammar book to explain why this works. I consulted various dictionaries which didn't help.
 

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the gifted - people who are gifted
the talented - people who are talented
the scared - people who are scared.

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Examples: the gifted, the talented, the scared.


I hear it often enough and feel comfortable using words that way. But I haven't dug into my grammar book to explain why this works. I consulted various dictionaries which didn't help.

***NOT A TEACHER***

This might help you, post #5

 
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