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Adjective: of, or pertaining to a marsupial. Isn't this just a regular attributive adjective? We don't accept these, right (although there are some translations thereunder which could be worth a keep) --Jackofclubs 13:45, 22 April 2009 (UTC)
- It has a limited amount of use as a true adjective. Consider the following cases, respectively, of gradable, comparative, and predicate use:
2002, Fiction Fix: First Injection, page 58:
- But there's this pouch just below my belly button, very marsupial, where the kangaroo lives.
1952, The Motor, page 520:
- It seemed to me, meandering around Earls Court, that motors should be more marsupial.
1892, The American naturalist, page 125:
- Showing that this animal is marsupial, consists of the following characters.
- Great. Maybe there should be a(nother) definition as having a pouch or similar. --Jackofclubs 06:18, 23 April 2009 (UTC)
- The reason I troubled to find and provide the particular citations above is that predicate, graded, and comparative use are three markers of true adjectivity. (BTW, I am not sure that the usage in the "more" quote is comparative, though certainly graded.) DCDuring TALK 16:08, 23 April 2009 (UTC)