Erik Max Francis
max at alcyone.com
Fri Jun 6 00:30:21 CEST 2003
Jack Diederich wrote:
> so if you want to be a grammar nazi it was Pollyannaish, but I didn't
> the difference until you mentioned it.
The -ness suffix just makes an adjective into a noun, so the noun form
of "Pollyannaish" is "Pollyannaishness." The way David used the word in
the sentence, it was clear that a noun part of speech was what he meant.
Unless I misunderstood what you were getting at here.
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