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From: Brent (63.229.229.28)
Subject:         Re: The fact is...
Date: October 31, 2006 at 9:22 am PST

In Reply to: Re: The fact is... posted by John(HI) on April 5, 2006 at 4:35 pm:

I apologize for my late response... I was just going to let it go, but I wouldn't sleep well if I did.

In the three examples listed in John's reply are just...lolo.

Example 1: "She was wearing blue" - Blue is not a noun. What she was actually wearing was a dress, a suit, a shirt, or something else that was implied. "Blue" is a modifier (i.e. adjective) for the clothing. The clothing is the noun.

Example 2: "He had eyes of bright blue" - This one isn't even implied... it is stated. "Eyes". That is the noun. "of bright blue" is a prepositional phrase that modifies "eyes". Falling at the end of the sentence isn't sufficient cause to label a word "noun".

Example 3: "He shot an arrow into the blue" - This one comes closest, but its usage is poetic. "The blue" is a poetic term for "the sky". "Sky" is a noun. "Blue" isn't. "The blue" - indicating either sky or sea - is a colloquial reference to a noun, and in this case can be considered a noun. However, this changes the word, not the function of the original meaning.

In the statement "I'm pretty sure that colors are usually classified as adjectives", Vegan was employing subtle sarcasm. The fact is: Colors are ALWAYS adjectives... ALWAYS.

P.S. Don't mess with Texas

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