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attributive adjective

Attributive adjectives are adjectives that describe a characteristic (or attribute) of the noun or pronoun that they modify. They form part of a noun phrase, appearing immediately before (or sometimes after) the noun in a sentence.
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attributive

Philosophy relative to an understood domain, as small in that elephant is small
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Like verbal circumstantials, and unlike specifiers, attributives are potential complements; the typical attributive in (64/66a) can also be predicative, given its basic {P:N} categorisation, complementing the copula, as in (67a):
the adjective thorough meaning 'complete' (and usully 'bad') with the directive 'event' has an extension 'sb causing', which leads to its attributive use in a thorough nuisance, whereas the meaning 'complete and good and strong' and the extension 'sb causing' allow both an attributive and a predicative kind of connection, as in a thorough study ~ this study is thorough.
Furthermore, materials demonstrate that there are attributive phrases which have locative modifier and have similar possessive meaning.
This latter point of view is largely based on a superficial analysis of the syntax of attributive adjectives.
Scalar reduplication is manifested in coordinate constructions, comparative constructions, and genitival attributive constructions.
The same applies to the second strategy (the attributive slot, exx.
On attributive adjectives in Scandinavian and other languages.
Thus, for instance, according to the Genuswechsel theory the innovative use of attributive forms testified to lexical gender reclassification (i.
Clearly, equality is not an accidental attributive in the passages mentioned above; it is, on the contrary, a sign of the basic ethical neutrality of both speech and writing, as is claimed by Luc Brisson, Platon:
How this suffix came to be used also in the function of an accusative remains unclear, but the development must have been connected with an inherent tendency to use a single case form for both attributive and objective functions" (Janhunen 1996 : 142-143; cf.
The sense-thread 'the female of the domestic horse' belongs to the macro-category EQUIDAE highlighting the value (ADULT) specifiable for the attributive path of DOMAIN OF AGE and the value (FEMALE) presupposed by the attributive path of DOMAIN OF SEX.