Example sentences for: adjective

How can you use “adjective” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • As shrunk is a past and past participle of shrink and not, properly, an adjective, I am not sure why it is there in place of shrunken , especially since Mikhail specifically writes in his Preface, Only words listed in standard language dictionaries as adjectives are included in this Dictionary.

  • Is double verb or adjective?

  • The proprietorial use of the adjective Tasmanian — found in compounds like Tasmanian kingfish, Tasmanian pink-eye (a potato), Tasmanian scallop (the shellfish, not, as in New South Wales, a slice of fried potato), and Tasmanian red (an apple)—plays on an ostensible difference in the island produce, as does the much more audacious hijacking of Atlantic in Tasmanian Atlantic salmon (farmed Tasmanian salmon).

  • A snooty Brit may staunchly declare, “I am an Englishman,” where a more modest denizen of England would be more likely say, “I'm English,” employing the adjective rather than the noun.

  • Except for proper names, the spelling checker stopped on two words in the Time paragraphs that were not in its lexicon: show- biz and credentialed . Likewise two words in Pepys's entry gave pause to the checker, though they are not so much lost words as obsolete forms of words: hath and doth . I should add that where Pepys phonetically wrote then he meant than and that he used the adjective handsome to describe his financial condition, as we would rarely do today.

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