Adjectives with limited uses

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As mentioned, many adjectives can be used as attributes, predicative expressions and adverbials.

 

used as Examples
attribute to a noun ich habe einen schnellen Computer
predicative expression mein Computer ist schnell
adverbial mein Computer rechnet schnell

 

 

 

There are, however, certain groups of adjectives that have limited uses :

 

 

used only as Examples
attribute to a noun die vorderen Räder des Wagens
der gestrige Tag

 

Adjectives in this group can function only as attributes to a noun.

 

 


used only as Examples
predicative expression das Kind ist allein
daran bist du schuld

 

Adjectives in this group can function only as predicative expressions.

 

 


used only as Examples
attribute and predicative expression ein sonniger Tag / der Tag ist sonnig
der rote Rock / der Rock ist rot

 

Adjectives in this group can function only as attributes and predicative expressions and not as adverbials.

 

 


used only as Examples
attributes and adverbials tägliche Arbeit / täglich arbeiten
völliges Verständnis / etwas völlig verstehen

 

Adjectives in this group can function only as attributes and adverbials and not as predicative expressions.