Talk:Latter Day Saint

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I don't think this is used other than attributively. It does not seem a true adjective. DCDuring TALK 22:51, 21 August 2010 (UTC)

RFV failed, POS section removed. I agree. —RuakhTALK 15:04, 30 September 2010 (UTC)
What does "used attributively" mean?  The example of how this is used as an adjective that comes to mind is this: Latter-day Saint literature is considered to be of poor quality by both Mormons and non-Mormons alike.  Is that attributively? — V-ball 22:30, 1 October 2010 (UTC)
Yes, exactly. One major use of adjectives is as attributive modifiers of nouns, but most nouns can also be used attributively. "My laptop bag" does not mean *"my bag that is laptop", nor *"my bag, which is laptop"; rather, it means "my bag for my laptop". In this example, "laptop" is just a noun. If we know that a word is sometimes a countable common noun, then to see if it's also an adjective, we have to look for sentences where it's used in ways that adjectives are used and countable common nouns aren't; for example, if I say, "He's carrying a very laptop bag", or "His bag is laptop", then I'm clearly not using "laptop" as a countable common noun. —RuakhTALK 22:52, 1 October 2010 (UTC)
Thank you. — V-ball 02:12, 2 October 2010 (UTC)