LINGUIST List 8.1104

Tue Jul 29 1997

Misc: Correction to 8.1082 English Adj

Editor for this issue: Martin Jacobsen <>


  1. Roderick McConchie, Re: 8.1082, Sum: English adjectives

Message 1: Re: 8.1082, Sum: English adjectives

Date: Mon, 28 Jul 1997 10:01:36 +0300 (EET DST)
From: Roderick McConchie <>
Subject: Re: 8.1082, Sum: English adjectives

Editor's Note: We received the following correction to 8.1082, English 

> Dear Linguists,
> About a week ago I posted the following query.
> >I am working on English adjectives. Are the following sentences
> >acceptable? If acceptable, please mark them with a check.
> >If not acceptable, please mark them with a cross. If uncertain
> >or dubious, please mark them with a question mark. Any
> >comment is welcome.
> >
> >(1) John was careful to lock the door.
+> >(2) John was greedy to keep all the money to himself.
+> >(3) John was worthy to be praised by them all.
> >(4) The place is convenient to visit.
> >(5) John is jealous that she succeeded.
> >(6) John was bored to hear her endless talk.
>+ >(7) John was confused to be told to do so many things at once.
?> >(8) John was hurt to be insulted.
> >(9) I am eager that they should win.
> >(10) John was incredulous that Mary put it into practice.
> >(11) Mary is keen that we should go.
> >(12) It was heroic of them to oppose the invader
+> >(13) John was irresponsible to sabotage his duties.
> >(14) It is significant that they worked as volunteers.
> >(15) It is sufficient to give him some money.
+ >(16) It is not suitable to dress casual at a wedding reception.

Sorry, some problems with signs! + means not acceptable, nothing means
acceptable. Best, Rod.

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