Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Is "terrible" an empty adjective? ("He had TERRible stomach cramps")
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    Yeah if you like.
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    Not necessarily, but it could be.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by siwelmail)
    Yeah if you like.
    Would you link it to another adjective type? Or would empty be sufficient?
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    You studying language and gender?
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by laujad)
    Would you link it to another adjective type? Or would empty be sufficient?
    Seems fairly empty to me imo
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    IMO terrible is a subjective adjective, not empty.

    For it to be empty it has to have no further meaning to the sentence Eg. 'In the dark night'. Dark is empty, we know at night it is already dark.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Pedd)
    You studying language and gender?
    Just English language, but theory comes into it, especially if you can apply it to a transcript accurately. I'm analysing a transcript at the moment between a couple so I can apply some of Lakoff's theory to it in places
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ExWunderkind)
    IMO terrible is a subjective adjective, not empty.

    For it to be empty it has to have no further meaning to the sentence Eg. 'In the dark night'. Dark is empty, we know at night it is already dark.
    Thankyou
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by laujad)
    Just English language, but theory comes into it, especially if you can apply it to a transcript accurately. I'm analysing a transcript at the moment between a couple so I can apply some of Lakoff's theory to it in places
    Doing the same myself, haha! Good luck.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Pedd)
    Doing the same myself, haha! Good luck.
    Oh cool! Do you do child language acquisition too?
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by laujad)
    Oh cool! Do you do child language acquisition too?
    Covered it very briefly.
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Brussels sprouts
    Useful resources

    Make your revision easier

    OMAM

    Ultimate Of Mice And Men Thread

    Plot, context, character analysis and everything in between.

    Notes

    Revision Hub

    All our revision materials in one place

    Love books

    Common grammar and vocabulary problems

    Get your questions asked and answered

    Useful literary websitesStudy help rules and posting guidelines

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.