associative adjectivesThe exclusion of associative adjectives from predicative position is an automatic result.
attributive adjectives3.7 Another answer which has been put forward is that postnominal attributive adjectives are abbreviated clauses.
postverbal adjectivesAdverbal and postverbal adjectives
adjectives and adverbsQualifying adjectives and adverbs should be avoided and the use of unadorned nouns and verbs relied on.
drop the adjectives
certain adjectivesAlan Bennett says: ‘Critics should be searched for certain adjectives at the door of the theatre.
postnominal adjectivesIt appears that there is an effective limit of one on the number of postnominal adjectives permitted.
ascriptive adjectivesNow, given a phrase consisting of adjective + noun, we may say that, for ascriptive adjectives, the referential locus of the adjective and of the noun are one and the same, in other words that but that for associative adjectives .
adjectives expressingThis would quite naturally be true of adjectives of colour, size, and weight, and of other adjectives expressing basic perceptual notions.
number of adjectivesThey tie in with the large number of adjectives which emphasize ugliness and torpor: raw, rough, ragged, forsaken, stagnant, dishevelled, etc.
prenominal adjectivesMore generally, it seems that there are many cases where prenominal adjectives express occasion values, and not a few where a characteristic, in his sense, is expressed by a postnominal adjective.
adverbal adjectivesThe first is that there is a clear tendency for adverbal adjectives to outrank predicate qualifiers in grammaticality when moved next to the verb and in front of the object.
use of adjectivesI have discouraged the use of adjectives in the last two chapters but here you can see them used with superb skill.
nouns and adjectivesVerbs, nouns and adjectives that may take an infinitive with to may be followed by to without an infinitive to refer to a preceding verb or verbal group: Don't go unless you want to (Zandvoort 1957).