English thread. Why not?

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Re: English thread. Why not?

Postby Reactor » Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:33 pm

I only met "fishes" in GTA Vice City when the statistics are displayed. There is a line "fishes fed" which appears to be grammatically incorrect.

A little more musing on plural grammar - it's just me, or in English, it is possible to give plural forms to adjectives as well? AFAIK the word "graphic" is an adjective. Sometimes I heard/read colours in plural form as well...greens,reds, just like that. It's a bit confusing to decide about this rule. I'm pretty sure you cannot just put any adjective in plural form. For instance, uh, "sudden". The word "suddens" is meaningless.
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Re: English thread. Why not?

Postby Gez » Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:20 am

Those aren't adjectives, they're nouns. If you talk about greens and reds, you're talking about colors, not about colored things. Graphic is a noun, too, but it's seldom used -- usually it's only employed in the plural.
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Re: English thread. Why not?

Postby Reactor » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:53 pm

So they just appear to be adjectives, they are really nouns. So this confirms that adjectives don't have any plural forms. Thank you :)
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Re: English thread. Why not?

Postby Ravick » Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:27 pm

Hi there.

What is the word in English for a person who talks too much?

Thanks in advanced!
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Re: English thread. Why not?

Postby lil'devil » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:17 pm

Well, there's the word 'chatterer', although I've rarely seen it being used.

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Re: English thread. Why not?

Postby Reactor » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:28 pm

I heard "chatter-box" and "blubbermouth" as well. In Doom 3, it is also written in Theresa Chasar's e-mails. I guess both of them are good to go.
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Re: English thread. Why not?

Postby Trance » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:51 pm

"Blabbermouth", not "blubbermouth". But "blabbermouth" more describes someone who you wouldn't trust to keep a secret.
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Re: English thread. Why not?

Postby Reactor » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:02 pm

Thank you :) So "blabbermouth" is more like a gossiper then. I learnt something new :)
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Re: English thread. Why not?

Postby Ravick » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:54 pm

So did I! :D

"Chatterer", "chatter-box", "blabbermouth" and "gossiper". Didn't know any of these ones (despite I knew "gossip" already and would probably think in this variation by myself, hah). Thanks, pals!


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I vaguely remember reading a discussion about it where the people involved did not get to a conclusion about what was the right way. But I'll take your hint as the right way for now on! Thanks again! :D
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Re: English thread. Why not?

Postby Gez » Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:11 am

It's easy to tell, grammatically it wouldn't make sense for things to be "in advanced". With "in", you need a noun to describe in what; not an adjective, you can't be in an adjective, you need a thing to be in. In other words, in advanced what?
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Re: English thread. Why not?

Postby Rachael » Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:21 am

Gez wrote:It's easy to tell, grammatically it wouldn't make sense for things to be "in advanced". With "in", you need a noun to describe in what; not an adjective, you can't be in an adjective, you need a thing to be in. In other words, in advanced what?

I disagree about it being easy to tell, here - "easy" is subjective on how fluent someone is with English. And I am talking a very deep level of fluency - to the point of being able to recognize nuance - while yes, if you are taught in the proper mechanics of the language you'd be able to recognize it, but in order to recognize it right away you have to be a person who uses it every day.
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Re: English thread. Why not?

Postby lil'devil » Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:14 am

I agree that it may not be easy to tell, because the word 'advance' is somewhat rare in regular use, but 'advanced' is pretty common.
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Re: English thread. Why not?

Postby Gez » Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:56 am

It's basic grammar, "advanced" is an adjective, you'll never get "an advanced" without a noun to describe what is advanced precisely (e.g. "GZDoom is an advanced source port"). So you could have "advanced thanks" if you really want, I guess.
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Re: English thread. Why not?

Postby 4thcharacter » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:10 pm

Is "casted" the right past tense for "cast"?
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Re: English thread. Why not?

Postby lil'devil » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:25 pm

No, it's simply 'cast'. It doesn't change.
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