Adjective used as noun - Free english lesson
Chapter The adjectives


Certain qualitative adjectives can be used as nouns. In this case, they are used in order to indicate a group of persons and they are generally preceded by the article « the » and followed by a verb in the plural.
These named adjectives (with some exceptions) do not take the mark of the plural.
The poor are more and more numerous in this town.
The French are fond of coffee.


Exceptions :
Here are some examples taking the mark of the plural :
The Americans like French food.
The Blacks suffered from racism in America.


Remark: The nouns and adjectives indicating nationality or the country take by all means a capital letter in English.


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