LINGUIST List 14.3533

Sat Dec 20 2003

Disc: Re: "Fun" as Adjective

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  1. Bethany K. Dumas, Re: 14.3514, Disc: New: "Fun" as Adjective

Message 1: Re: 14.3514, Disc: New: "Fun" as Adjective

Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2003 21:51:47 -0500 (EST)
From: Bethany K. Dumas <dumasbutkux.utcc.utk.edu>
Subject: Re: 14.3514, Disc: New: "Fun" as Adjective

>"Key" would be another example of a noun used as an adjective that
>somehow does not ring true as predicate adjeective. Although "The
>game was fun" works, "The game was key" does not seem to. 
>
>Anycomments on this?

"The game was key" sounds fine to me - and I am certain I have heard
it, possibly I have said it. I can think of many postgame contexts in
which it would be appropriate.

Bethany Dumas
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