# Theoretical English Grammar. Part 1. Morphology. Бочарова М.В. - 29 стр.

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– more / most stand in a syntactic relation to the adjective like other words
with degree semantics (less, very, rather, a bit etc.),
– a most + adj. = very.
– The category of Degrees of Comparison is not fully realized by English adjec-
THE FIELD STRUCTURE OF THE CLASS OF ADJECTIVES
o Zones of syncretism between the class of Adjectives and other word classes:
( full substantivation as a result of lexicalization when a new word
(noun) has been formed);
o a class of notional words [Smirnitsky, Barkhudarov, Ilish]
o General semantics: give a characteristic of another characteristic
o They cover a wide range of semantic categories. Their major semantic groups
are:
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       – more / most stand in a syntactic relation to the adjective like other words
with degree semantics (less, very, rather, a bit etc.),
– a most + adj. = very.

– The category of Degrees of Comparison is not fully realized by English adjec-

THE FIELD STRUCTURE OF THE CLASS OF ADJECTIVES

o Zones of syncretism between the class of Adjectives and other word classes:
(� full substantivation as a result of lexicalization when a new word
(noun) has been formed);

o a class of notional words [Smirnitsky, Barkhudarov, Ilish]

o General semantics: give a characteristic of another characteristic

o They cover a wide range of semantic categories. Their major semantic groups
are:

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