Adjectives used Attributively



Adjectives used Attributively :



'Contented' and 'lighted' can be used both attributively and predicatively.

The Adjectives "well and ill" are used only predicatively.

1. He is very well.
2. She is very ill.

We say, "healthy man" and "sick woman".

Content : (adjective) : satisfied – happy - not wanting more than one has

I am not content with my life's achievement.
(content - used predicatively)
lighted (lit : started to burn)
[past participle of "light"]

I lighted him up the stairs to bed with a candle.
(lighted - verb)

The candles on the Christmas tree lit up the entire place
(lit - verb)

The candle is lit.

[lit : adjective - used predicatively]

1. I am a contented man.
2. It is a lighted candle.

'Contented' and 'lighted' can be used both attributively and predicatively.

Secretary-General of the United Nations - Attorney general - Advocate general - God Almighty

Note : In the above expressions, the adjectives are used after the nouns.

General (adjective)
Almighty (adjective)

The members present - (Members who are present)
The present members - (those who are members now)

Note : In the above expressions, the adjectives give different meanings because of their positions.

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