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morning
i have a grammar question
(, Fri 12 Jan 2018, 14:34, Reply)
proceed

(, Fri 12 Jan 2018, 14:36, Reply)
you know when you use an adjective with the definite article
to refer to a group of people, like "the old" (old people) or "the foolish" (foolish people)?

what's that called? does it have a fancy technical name?
(, Fri 12 Jan 2018, 14:43, Reply)
not that I've heard of
They all come under collective nouns as far as I'm aware
EDIT: mneurgh, which makes them collective adjectives.
www.thefreedictionary.com/Collective-Adjectives.htm
(, Fri 12 Jan 2018, 14:51, Reply)
"foolish" isn't a collective noun though?
it seems like something different. maybe it doesn't have a name because it's not something you can do in Greek or Latin.

AHA
cheers :+1:
(, Fri 12 Jan 2018, 14:53, Reply)
She's married to your grandad
NEXT
(, Fri 12 Jan 2018, 14:37, Reply)

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(, Fri 12 Jan 2018, 14:41, Reply)
actually she's not

(, Fri 12 Jan 2018, 14:50, Reply)
living in sin, eh?
It's ok, I'm hip
(, Fri 12 Jan 2018, 14:51, Reply)
no
she has remarried twice since my dad was born
(, Fri 12 Jan 2018, 14:51, Reply)
woah, this is a minefield

(, Fri 12 Jan 2018, 14:52, Reply)
actually my grandad was in the RAF,
his plane was shot down
(, Fri 12 Jan 2018, 14:55, Reply)
seems a bit mean spirited
was he not popular?
(, Fri 12 Jan 2018, 14:56, Reply)
not with the luftwaffe, no

(, Fri 12 Jan 2018, 14:57, Reply)
bloody rude, those nazis, weren't they!

(, Fri 12 Jan 2018, 14:59, Reply)

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(, Fri 12 Jan 2018, 15:48, Reply)