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an attributive adjective comes before a noun. For example in the noun groups ‘dark evenings’ and ‘mysterious events’, ‘dark’ and ‘mysterious’ are attributive. Some adjectives, such as ‘southern’ and ‘indoor’ are always attributive.
linguistics the comparative form of an adjective or adverb is the form that shows that someone or something has more of a quality than they previously had or more of it than someone or something else has. For example, ‘newer’ is the comparative form of the adjective ‘new’ and ‘more actively’ is the comparative form of the adverb ‘actively’.
a gradable adjective can be used with words such as ‘very’, ‘more’, or ‘less’, or have comparative and superlative forms. ‘Big’, ‘happy’, and ‘expensive’ are examples of gradable adjectives.
an adjective is predicative when it follows a linking verb such as ‘be’ or ‘seem’. In the sentence ‘She was right and I was wrong’, the adjectives ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ are predicative. Some adjectives, such as ‘afraid’, ‘asleep’, ‘alive’, and ‘unable’ are always predicative.
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