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Adjective. This doesn't behave like an adjective, forming a plural, not accepting modification by "very" or "too", not working in attributive position. See the noun section. The expression seems not to be a constituent in many uses. DCDuring TALK 15:47, 14 July 2011 (UTC)
- I agree, it's not an adjective. Delete or show that it is. Mglovesfun (talk) 02:08, 17 July 2011 (UTC)
1) The entry says It has been requested that this entry be moved. But where?
2) It also says the word is one of category:English non-constituents. But noun is truly one of the English constituents. Besides it's really awkward to see that noun (or noun phrase) is followed by noun phrase.
- I propose a method of getting rid of that by choosing Idiom (or phrase) as the part of speech.
- Hard to say where it should be moved rather than deleted, but it should lose the a.
- In the second sense it requires a complement. IMO, properly analyzed, in the second sense, with the complement X, it would be analyzed as 'a[det] + cut[n] => NP + above[prep] + X[nominal]' => PP. This the lexical entry crosses constituent boundaries and is not a constituent itself in this sense. I am not completely sure about the analysis of the other sense, but it looks like a constituent to me.
- Although a is by far the most common determiner used with this, it is not the only one and an adjective can intervene between the determiner (usually an article) and cut.
- I agree with User:DCDuring that a move is needed. I have moved the page from a cut above to cut above and will make some adjustments to the content of entry as well. -- · (talk) 00:45, 3 December 2016 (UTC)
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Though the plural of this is not nearly as common as the singular, it is common enough to be found 4 times in the idiomatic sense, compared to more than a hundred at COCA for the singular. The entry is now called an adjective, but that is clearly wrong. DCDuring TALK 15:33, 14 July 2011 (UTC)
- Of course, the redirect should remain as the collocation is quite common. DCDuring TALK 15:55, 14 July 2011 (UTC)