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adjective?

Please tell me if the sentences below are right:
"Can I revise the provided feedback?"
"What is it the correct option?"

Are "povided" and "correct" adjectives ?

Comments

  • DavidCrosbieDavidCrosbie ✭✭✭

    @jsequeira445, there are four tests to see whether a word is an adjective.
    1. Can the be used ATTRIBUTIVELY immediately before a noun?
    2. Can the be used PREDICATIVELY after is etc?
    3. Can the be used with very?
    4. Can they be made COMPARATIVE and SUPERLATIVE?

    Not all adjectives pass all four tests. But any word which does pass all four is definitely an adjective.

    Many -ed forms can be only verb forms known as participles.
    But many -ed forms can also be adjectives.

    Words which clearly pass all four tests include:

    excited — 1. an excited message 2. He seemed excited 3. very excited 4. more/most excited
    delayed — 1. a delayed reply 2. It was delayed 3. very delayed 4. more/most delayed

    Correct easily passes the first two tests — 1. a correct opinion 2. that opinion is correct
    For the other tests, it works for some senses of correct — 3. His behaviour is very correct 4. His answer was more correct than hers

    Provided fails three of the four tests — 1. the provided feedback (We say t_he feedback provided_) 3. very provided 4. more provided than the other feedback
    We can say 2. the feedback was provided, that isn't enough to call it an adjective.

  • DavidCrosbieDavidCrosbie ✭✭✭

    Sorry for the typo! Here's the correct version of the last paragraph:

    Provided fails three of the four tests — 1. the provided feedback (We say the feedback provided) 3. very provided 4. more provided than the other feedback
    We can say 2. the feedback was provided, but that isn't enough to call it an adjective.

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