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Adjectives, together with verbs, nouns and prepositions, constitute one of the four major word classes in the grammar of Afrikaans. This section, dealing with adjectives, includes adjective phrases, which represent a wider structure in which adjectives constitute headwords. It is followed by a section dealing with adpositions and adpositional phrases.

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The first part of this section presents a survey of the syntactic, morphological and semantic characteristics of adjectives. It is shown, for instance, how adjectives can fulfil particular grammatical functions within sentences, and also combine with other components in the structuring of sentences. Furthermore, the internal structuring of adjectives as a word class, and the role of adjectives in conveying aspects of meaning are demonstrated – all with reference to illustrative examples.

The second, third and fourth parts focus on the various ways in which adjectives can project, by means of complementation, modification and comparison. This is followed by a fifth and a sixth part on respectively the attributive and predicative use of adjectives.  Following a seventh part on the partitive genitive construction, an eighth and a ninth part deal with the adverbial use of adjective phrases, as well as the adjectival use of participles and infinitives. The section is concluded with a discussion of some special constructions, such as adjective collocations, and adjectives with verbal functions.

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