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comment Is a dark polka dot necktie dark?
@ErikKowal Maybe it's a misspelling for 'petrel', a kind of bird, which are well known for being 'stormy', which may well be a kind of blue.
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comment Are “a” and “the” adjectives?
@Araucaria As to the technical statement about color, I thought that there were syntactic instances where they don't act the same as canonical adjectives, but at the moment I can't think of any examples. Oops, maybe I was thinking of numbers.
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comment Are “a” and “the” adjectives?
@Araucaria This is linguistics: a different name doesn't mean they are mutually exclusive, as well as using the same name should not imply they are identical.
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comment Are “a” and “the” adjectives?
@Araucaria It's more of a philosophical discussion, differences vs commonalities. It is incontestable that articles have adjective-like properties, you are emphasizing where they are different, me where they are the same (and we could also emphasize the importance of the differences). But I find it wrong that when the differences are pointed out, the name 'article' is used as a bludgeon to say that they are entirely different as much different as nouns and verbs, which is intellectually disingenuous.
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comment Does this quote use proper grammar?
"you'd" is short for "you had"
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comment Are “a” and “the” adjectives?
@Araucaria Modifiers of nouns. colors are also modifiers of nouns but can't be used in all the same places that canonical adjectives can. Does that mean colors should have their own POS label? Possibly, but that doesn't mean colors aren't kinds of adjectives.
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comment How to differentiate meanings of “awesome”?
Sounds very clear now. Voted to reopen.
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revised How to differentiate meanings of “awesome”?
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comment Are “a” and “the” adjectives?
@Araucaria all I see from what you've said is that articles aren't canonical adjectives. They still act like adjectives in a number of features, none of which features are shared with nouns, verbs, or adverbs.
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comment Are “a” and “the” adjectives?
@Araucaria So you're saying that an article is not a special kind of adjective at all, that there is no affinity whatsoever with adjectives?
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comment Are “a” and “the” adjectives?
@Araucaria you metaphors are poetic but they escape me. Can you label what's what in yours and mine so I get the comparison? Articles aren't perfect adjectives, that's why they're a special subclass.
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comment Omitting “to be” in Present Continuous
It's 'telegraphic' speech (or rather writing).
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comment Omitting “to be” in Present Continuous
Possible duplicate of Why do newspaper headlines use strange syntax rules?
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comment How to differentiate meanings of “awesome”?
I don't get this at all. What do you mean by 'cosmic'? That is entirely unclear. If you're using it metaphorically, what are the nuances you expect it to have?
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reviewed Close How to differentiate meanings of “awesome”?
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reviewed Close “To jog in stride with someone, particularly in silence.”
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reviewed Close Is this sentence grammatical: “all there is, are idiolects?”
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reviewed Close Is “She is under the shower” a proper English sentence?
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reviewed Close 'one can not do this any more than one can do that'
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