|goronsky Essentially, the same thing: stop pretending to be ignorant when you really know something but feign ignorance upon being asked.|
|jaguartree No.... 'being ignorant' means being unaware of the facts. 'Being coy' means that somebody is pretending to be shy or bashful or is maybe trying to avoid answering a question, but not through feigning ignorance. |
goronskyDoes anyone support my position on...I, Avangi, do. ...
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1. They are all 10 years old. 2. They’re all ten-year-olds. As far as I know, both sentences are correct. However, I am interested in the grammar here. In #1, is "old" an adjective? It seems to me that "ten-year-olds" in #2 is used as an adjective. The str ...
SquareIn #1, is "old" an adjective?Yes. This is how we express measurements of various kinds.
They are old. How old? Ten years old. The noun phrase "ten years" modifies the adjective "old". It seems backwards, but that's how we do it. Similarly, five inches long, a mile high, ...
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