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Describing types and forms of adjectives - synonyms or related words

adjectival

adjective

relating to or used as an adjective

attributive

adjective

an attributive adjective or a word in an attributive position comes before the noun it describes. For example in the phrase ‘a nice man’, ‘nice’ is attributive.

comparative

adjective

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 adjectivenew’ and ‘more actively’ is the comparative form of the adverbactively’.

gradable

adjective

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.

predicative

adjective

predicative adjectives and phrases follow a verb, for exampletired’ in the sentence ‘We were tired’.

superlative

adjective

linguistics

a superlative adjective or adverb is one that expresses the greatest degree of a particular quality. For example the superlative form of ‘happy’ is ‘happiest’.

adjectivally

adverb

attributively

adverb

predicatively

adverb

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