IELTS common mistakes | danger/dangerous - noun or adjective?



English Grammar common mistakes | adjectives

Tourism can be very benefit to poorer areas. [incorrect]
Tourism can be very beneficial to poorer areas. [correct]

In my job, you need the confidence to address large groups of people. [correct]
In my job, you need the confident to address large groups of people. [incorrect]

Sometimes it is easy to confuse a noun with its adjective. Look at the following list of commonly confused nouns and adjectives:


Noun
danger
age
development
difference
education
happiness
health
maturity
nature
noise
responsibility
significance
silence
sport
truth
value
youth
Adjective
dangerous
aged
developed
different
educational
happy
healthy
mature
natural
noisy
responsible
significant
silent
sports
true
valuable
young

Note that invaluable means very valuable!

Men and women can only be used as nouns: More men than women work here.

Male and female are used as adjectives: The number offemale employees is increasing each year. [not women employees]

You should refer to either men and women or male and female. Do not use the two different terms together:
Male employees far outnumber the women. [incorrect]


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