Q: Are adjectives one of the English parts of speech? ¶
A: Yes, although historically they were classed together with the nouns.
Q: Are adjectives called non-comparable or absolute? ¶
Q: Were adjectives inflected for gender? ¶
A: Yes, and number, and case like nouns , they were considered a subtype of noun.
Q: Is an adjective formerly used in English? ¶
A: Yes, but the terms are now obsolete.
Q: Are adjectives not easily derived? ¶
Q: Are adjectives linked via a copula or other linking mechanism to the noun or pronoun they modify? ¶
A: Yes, for example, happy is a predicate adjective in "they are happy" and in "that made me happy".
Q: Is an adjective left behind? ¶
Q: Are adjectives comparable? ¶
Q: Are adjectives part of the noun phrase headed by the noun they modify? ¶
A: Yes, for example, happy is an attributive adjective in "happy people". In some languages, attributive adjectives precede their nouns; in others, they follow their nouns; and in yet others, it depends on the adjective, or on the exact relationship of the adjective to the noun.
Q: Are adjectives not as absolute in their semantics as is usually thought? ¶
Q: Is an adjective modified or qualified by a phrase acting as an adverb? ¶