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Adjectives describe qualities (characteristics) of nouns. * Some qualities can vary in intensity or grade ...


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    Gradable and Non-gradable Adjectives

    Adjectives describe qualities (characteristics) of nouns.

    * Some qualities can vary in intensity or grade (for example: rather hot, hot, very hot; hot, hotter, the hottest).

    The adjective hot is gradable.

    * Other qualities cannot vary in intensity or grade because they are:
    1. extremes (for example: freezing)
    2. absolutes (for example: dead)
    3. classifying (for example: nuclear)

    The adjectives freezing, dead and nuclear are non-gradable

    Gradable Adjectives

    A gradable adjective can be used with "grading adverbs" that vary the adjective's grade or intensity.

    Look at these examples:



    A gradable adjective can also have comparative and superlative forms:

    * big, bigger, the biggest
    * hot, hotter, the hottest
    * important, more important, the most important

    Look at these example sentences:

    * My teacher was very happy with my homework.
    * That website is reasonably popular. But this one is more popular.
    * He said that Holland was a little cold and Denmark was rather cold. But Sweden was the coldest.

    Non-gradable Adjectives

    A non-gradable adjective cannot be used with grading adverbs:

    * It was rather freezing outside.
    * The dog was very dead.
    * He is investing in slightly nuclear energy.


    Non-gradable adjectives do not normally have comparative and superlative forms:

    * freezing, more freezing, the most freezing
    * dead, deader, the deadest
    * nuclear, more nuclear, the most nuclear

    Often, non-gradable adjectives are used alone:

    * It was freezing outside.
    * The dog was dead.
    * He is investing in nuclear energy.

    However, a non-gradable adjective can be used with "non-grading adverbs" (which usually just give the adjective extra impact), for example:



    Here are some example sentences with non-gradable adjectives:

    * Her exam results were absolutely awful. She will have to take the exam again.
    * Is there anything like it in the world? It must be virtually unique.
    * It starts an essentially chemical reaction.

    Adjectives that can be gradable and non-gradable

    Some adjectives may have more than one meaning or sense. It's possible for the same adjective to be gradable with one sense and non-gradable with another sense.

    For example:



    Adverbs used with gradable and non-gradable adjectives

    The adverbs really (very much) and fairly and pretty (both meaning "to a significant degree, but less than very") can often be used with gradable and non-gradable adjectives:



    "Quite" with gradable and non-gradable adjectives

    The meaning of the adverb "quite" changes according to the type of adjective we use it with:

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