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As Plural Nouns denoting a class of persons;etc.

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  1. 1. Adjectives Used as NounHome » Grammar » adjectives as nouns« PrevNext » 1. As Plural Nouns denoting a class of persons; as, o The cautious (= cautious persons) are not always cowards. o The rich (= rich people) know not how the poor (= poor people) live. o The wicked (= wicked people) flee when no man pursueth, but the righteous (= righteous people) are bold as a lion. o Blessed are the meek. 2. As Singular Nouns denoting some abstract quality; as, o The future (= futurity) is unknown to us. o He is a lover of the beautiful(=beauty in general) 3. Some Adjectives actually become Nouns, and are hence used in both numbers:- 1. Those derived from Proper Nouns; as, Australians, Canadians, Italians.- 2. Some denoting persons; as, juniors, seniors, mortals, inferiors, superiors, nobles, criminals, savages, elders, minors. 3. A few denoting things generally; as. secrets, totals, liquids, solids, valuables. [Some adjectives arc used as Nouns only in (he plural; as, valuables, eatables] In certain phrases; as, In general; in future; in short; in secret; before long; at present; for good; at best; through thick and thin; for better or for worse; in black and white; right or wrong; from bad to worse; the long and short. o In future I shall charge you for medical advice. o In short, we know nothing. o The negotiations were carried on in secret. o I shall see you before long. o Before long, he will be appointed to a higher post. o At present, he is in pecuniary difficulties. o I do not want any more at present. o He has left India for good. o At best we shall get no more dividend than five paise in a rupee. o At best he is a clever versifier : but a poet he is certainly not. o It must be said to his credit that he stood by his friend through thick and thin. o I must have your teams down in black and white. o Right or wrong, my country. o I am afraid the young man is going from bad to worse. o The long and short of it is that I distrust you.Nouns used as AdjectivesThe use of Nouns as Adjectives is very common in Englishexample:
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