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Hi I have a little problem with adjectives.

What is the rule for the use of adjectives in plural nouns

Do I have to say: They are attractive or they are attactives.

They are cute! or they are cutes!

I'm happy and they are happy!!!! or happies!!!

Please, explain me I'm getting crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Hi Bluealbatross,

The simple rule is that the form of adjective doesn't change based on gender, number, and tense.

For example, you can say

They are attractive.

She is attractive.

Here, irrespective of gender,number and tense, the adjective 'attractive' can be used to describe the subject/noun.
Hmm, I wonder if "attractives" can be ever used. What do you think of it, Rishonly?.. Emotion: thinking
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Hmm, I wonder if "attractives" can be ever used. - No. While some words can function as an adjective or noun, this is not one of them.
hi dear,

in English adjectives always are single

colorful ball or Colorful Balls

good Car or Good Cars

As a good grammatical point :

when we say : The Olds or The Youngs

here we mean a plural noun

Some old people

Some young people

....

i wish could be useful

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Hello, Grammar Geek and Silversamand,

GG, you mean I am never to use "attractives", don't you? Even in the case Silversamand has mentioned?
Silversamandwhen we say : The Olds or The Youngs

here we mean a plural noun

Although... I doubt that "the olds" and "the youngs" are correct. I myself would say, I guess, "the old" and "the young". For instance:

The young are more energetic than the old. = Young persons are more energetic than old ones.

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Ruslana, you are correct. The young are quick and strong, but the old are wise and clever, etc.

I suppose, in some odd context it could word as Silversamand wrote - say a large group of people had to divide up into teams; they could name their teams "The Olds," The Youngs"... but it would be a very non-standard use.

Even using it the way you use "the young ... and the old," to say "the attractive" is odd. You'd say "those who are attractive" or "attractive people." But we seem to have drifted off subject.
RuslanaHmm, I wonder if "attractives" can be ever used. What do you think of it, Rishonly?.. Emotion: thinking

Sorry, I am late to this discussion, Ruslana.Emotion: smile "Attractives" can't be used as an adjective;however, it is common to use "attractives" as a noun.
Bluealbatross,

Do not place "s" on adjectives as you probably do in your native language.
In English there is no such thing as a plural adjective!

CJ
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