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Adjectives - part 3

Posted by ISLPR Language Services on May 25, 2019 at 1:47 PM

Nouns and Adjectives

 In English, nouns can function as adjectives though, if there is a common adjective, use that, e.g. the cricket match.

 Adjectives generally cannot function as nouns.


Possessive Adjectives

Person Singular Plural
1 my our
2 your your
3 his/her/its their

e.g. my book, your story, his leg, its tail, our house


Present participles

 In the ending of a letter, note the reference to the writer’s name:


Looking forward to hearing from you,

Yours sincerely,

William Smith


NB.  “Looking” is a present participle, present participles are partly a verb and partly an adjective and, as an adjective, present participles have to refer to a noun which, in the ending of a letter, is the writer’s name.


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