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Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is lesson 362. The title of the lesson today is be
careful when beauty is used as an adjective. Okay. So let's look at the note
here. Beauty is mostly used as a noun. Even in cases when it is used as an
adjective, it is only used before a noun and it really becomes more like a noun
phrase. Okay Beauty cannot be a stand-alone adjective.
So this is where students make the mistake. Maybe they look in the
dictionary and they see could be an adjective. But it can't, it can't be a
stand-alone adjective. It can't be by itself. Okay. Let's see.. Noun phrases that
describe activities, jobs, or products that are connected with making people
more beautiful. So these are the ones that we usually have beauty in it and here
are some examples where it looks like beauty's used as an adjective
but it's really more like a noun phrase. So for example, we say beauty salon,
beauty treatments, beauty products, beauty care, Beauty cream, beauty parlour, etc. So
these ways are correct. We use beauty technically as an adjective before these
and they kind of become a noun phrase. All right. Here's where the students make
a mistake. They make a mistake if they try to use beauty as an adjective by
itself. So of course with the X this would be wrong. I heard a number ... I have
heard a number of students sometimes say this. Like she is beauty. Now you can't
say she is beauty. You could say, the most correct way would simply say she's
beautiful. You should actually use the regular adjective. She's beautiful. You
could say she is a beauty. It's okay. Even though a beauty sometimes I don't know if a guy's use a
beauty as much with girls. I think they're more likely to use some of these.
She's a knockout or she's a beautiful woman. She's a
looker. She's a fox. Sometimes I hear guys say
she's a beauty. Sometimes they're talking about a car or a motorcycle. Sometimes I
hear that she's a beauty. They might say that about that.
But anyway that's the way we use it. Of course, you could use it as a noun like
that. And you know with the X here. This is one more mistake that students might
make. Again you can't use it as a stand-alone adjective. Those flowers are
beauty. No you have to say those flowers are beautiful. Okay. Anyway, I hope you got
it. I hope it was clear. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.
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English Tutor Nick P Lesson (362) Be Careful When Using Beauty as an Adjective

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anitawu12 published on September 15, 2019
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