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(, Fri 12 Jan 2018, 14:36, archived)
you know when you use an adjective with the definite article
to refer to a group of people, like "the old" (old people) or "the foolish" (foolish people)?

what's that called? does it have a fancy technical name?
(, Fri 12 Jan 2018, 14:43, archived)
not that I've heard of
They all come under collective nouns as far as I'm aware
EDIT: mneurgh, which makes them collective adjectives.
www.thefreedictionary.com/Collective-Adjectives.htm
(, Fri 12 Jan 2018, 14:51, archived)
"foolish" isn't a collective noun though?
it seems like something different. maybe it doesn't have a name because it's not something you can do in Greek or Latin.

AHA
cheers :+1:
(, Fri 12 Jan 2018, 14:53, archived)