Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
0
Adjectives as nouns
Adjectives as nouns
Adjectives as nouns
Adjectives as nouns
Adjectives as nouns
Adjectives as nouns
Adjectives as nouns
Adjectives as nouns
Adjectives as nouns
Adjectives as nouns
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×
Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply

Adjectives as nouns

4,413

Published on

Published in: Technology, Business
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
4,413
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
23
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. ADJECTIVES AS NOUNS NATIONALITIES
  • 2. You can use „the‟ with the nationality adjectives ending in ... • -sh “the English are famous for drinking tea” • -ch “the Dutch make fabulous cheeses” • -ss “the Swiss were neutral in the 2nd WW” • -ese “the Chinese invented paper”
  • 3. DON’T ADD PLURAL ‘S’ TO THESE WORDS
  • 4. NATIONALITY WORDS ENDING IN „AN‟ AND A FEW OTHERS... • ... Like „Belgian‟, „Argentinian‟ ... • ... Or „Greek‟ and „Thai‟ • ... Are both nouns and adjectives.
  • 5. USE PLURAL ‘S’ TO TALK ABOUT THE PEOPLE FROM THOSE COUNTRIES
  • 6. SOME NATIONALITIES HAVE A SPECIAL NOUN WHICH IS DIFFERENT FROM THE ADJECTIVE • Polish  adjective „That girl is Polish‟ Pole  noun „many Poles were killed during the 2nd WW‟ • • • • Scottish  adjective Scot/Scotsman  noun British  Briton/Brit Spanish  Spaniard ... Irishman, Swede, Turk, Finn, Lapp ...
  • 7. USE ‘the’ + adjective or ‘the’ + plural noun to talk about those people
  • 8. WATCH OUT! • With any nationality you can also use the adjective + „people‟ “The English people ...” • To talk about one person you can’t use a/an + adjective alone An English  an Englishman
  • 9. Specific groups of people • You can use “the” + some adjectives to talk about some specific groups in society (the rich, the poor, the young, the sick, the elderly ...) • These expressions are always plural The poor are getting poorer and the rich are getting richer
  • 10. One, ones • When we don‟t want to repeat a noun after and adjective because it‟s already clear, use one (singular) or ones (plural) Which one would you like? The red one, please Two ice creams, please. Big ones

×