Intellectual: Adjective and Noun
In English, some words belong to more than one lexical categories. An example is “intellectual”, which is both an adjective and a noun. Below are illustrative sentences:
● INTELLECTUAL jealousy is a price every INTELLECTUAL should be ready to pay for the Divine Gift of INTELLECTUAL superiority.
In this sentence, “intellectual” appears three times. The first and third ones are adjectives, while the second one is a noun. Indeed, the first “intellectual” qualifies the noun “jealousy”, and the third “intellectual” qualifies the noun “superiority.” Contrarily, the second “intellectual” is a noun being qualified by the adjective “every.”
● His Eminence the National Chief Imam, Shaikh Professor Usman Nuhu Sharubutu, is an INTELLECTUAL of global repute.
In this sentence, “intellectual” is a singular noun preceded by the indefinite article “an.”
● His Eminence the National Chief Imam is the Father of all Muslim INTELLECTUALS in Ghana.
In this sentence, the word “intellectuals” is a plural noun modified by the noun adjunct “Muslim.”
Dear reader, it is significant to state that knowledge of Word Classes helps in avoiding errors of Grammar and Usage. That is why this discours becomes necessary. LITERARY DISCOURSE wishes all Muslims a blessed Friday and all readers a joyous weekend.
Allah is the Best Grammarian
Dedication: This discourse is dedicated to His Eminence the National Chief Imam on the commencement of a new year in the Islamic Calendar. May Allah grant us the best in the new year.