Re: Technical adj. stack question

Subject: Re: Technical adj. stack question
From: "Wayne J. Douglass" <wayned -at- VERITY -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 1997 09:30:45 -0800

Flame before reading!

At 03:26 PM 4/1/97 GMT, Barb Philbrick wrote:
>
>The adjective types are (this list is in the order they appear in a
>normal English sentence):=20
>Determiner, ordinal number, cardinal number, general impression, size,
>other physical features, color, Nationality, Material, subcategory.
>
>Example sentence that uses one of each type: These first two elegant
>large curved gold French brocade antique chairs were my grandmother's.
>
Hoping to shed some light on this discussion and its accompanying wonderful
example, I consulted Robert Morsberger's _Commonsense Grammar and Style_.
Alas, it is not the source Barb was looking for, but I did turn up this
quotation from Gertrude Stein, which serves as the epigraph to Morsberger's
chapter on adjectives and adverbs: "Adjectives are not really and truly
interesting."


--Wayne Douglass

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