listing adjectives + ellipted clauses

There are two similar points at C2 for listing adjectives.

Point 76 at C2 in ADJECTIVES/combining is defined as:

list of adjectives in ellipted clauses before and after a noun, to give focus.

The EGP examples contain:

  • Imaginative_JJ , good-humoured_JJ , friendly_JJ , he_PPHS1 was_VBDZ
  • The_AT latter_DA fat_JJ ,_, ugly_JJ and_CC sick_JJ blows_VVZ …

Point 79 at C2 COMBINING MULTIPLE ADJECTIVES is defined as:

combine more complex, lengthy strings of adjectives, joining the last two adjectives with ‘and’.

The EGP examples:

  • timid_JJ ,_, shy_JJ ,_, self-conscious_JJ ,_, over-sensitive_JJ and_CC vulnerable_JJ
  •  self-assured_JJ ,_, confident_JJ ,_, decisive_JJ ,_, even_RR bossy_JJ
  •  materialistic_JJ ,_, greedy_JJ and_CC shallow_JJ

There is also

Point 39 at B1 combining B1 commas’and’ to join more than two adjectives, after ‘be’.

  • beautiful_JJ ,_, intelligent_JJ ,_, funny_JJ and_CC very_RG reliable_JJ
  • He_PPHS1 is_VBZ tall_JJ ,_, thin_JJ and_CC not_XX very_RG handsome_JJ ,_, but_CCB he_PPHS1 is_VBZ very_RG nice_JJ and_CC friendly_JJ

*76 is not easy to capture! iWeb doesn’t allow this search: _JJ , _JJ , _P _V
so we can start with _JJ , _JJ * * but none of the top 100 contains a verb to the right with the wild card approach.

1 FIRST-COME , FIRST-SERVED BASIS . 4737
2 LONG , LONG TIME . 4555

3 LOCAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL 3700

*adding a verb to the right of the above, we get 5 examples C2 grammar with ellipted clauses:

  • Other charities local, national and international will also benefit.
  • Kids young and old took advantage of the world’s biggest bouncy castle and dozens of unsigned and up and coming acts local, national and international performed on the other three stages.
  • To destroy this political apparatus, the doing of politics local, national and international must change
  • Seldom more than nowadays has it been more obvious how politics local, national and international arouse powerful, contrary emotions.
  • Hence unions at all levels, local, national and international adopt policies that assume the irreversibility of members current beliefs.

4 SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, AND 2940

  The Australian
5 RED , WHITE AND BLUE 2625

6 POLITICAL , ECONOMIC , AND 2393
7 SOCIAL , POLITICAL , AND 2355
8 LOCAL , REGIONAL AND NATIONAL 2224
9 QUICK , EASY , AND 2201
10 ECONOMIC , SOCIAL , AND 2139
11 LOCAL , NATIONAL , AND 2122
12 GAY , BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER 1847
13 PHYSICAL , EMOTIONAL , AND 1839
14 PHYSICAL , MENTAL , AND 1837
15 RED , WHITE , AND 1807
16 LOCAL , REGIONAL , AND 1792
17 SOCIAL , CULTURAL , AND 1682
18 COOL , DRY PLACE . 1670
19 POLITICAL , SOCIAL , AND 1669
20 ELEMENTARY , MIDDLE AND HIGH 1637
21 RED , GREEN AND BLUE 1635
22 REGIONAL , NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL 1622
23 RED , GREEN , AND 1600
24 ECONOMIC , POLITICAL , AND 1565
25 ECONOMIC , SOCIAL AND CULTURAL 1556
26 ECONOMIC , SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL 1494
27 SOCIAL , ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL 1436
28 INTERNATIONAL , INC . ( 1404
29 SOCIAL , EMOTIONAL , AND 1383
30 BLACK , WHITE , AND 1338
31 SOCIAL , ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL 1308
32 RED , GREEN , BLUE 1284
33 LOCAL , REGIONAL , NATIONAL 1271
34 SOCIAL , POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC 1252
35 FIRST-COME , FIRST-SERVE BASIS . 1235
36 LONG , LONG TIME AGO 1231
37 PHYSICAL , MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL 1226
38 GAY , BISEXUAL , TRANSGENDER 1199
39 LONG , LONG TIME , 1187
40 MEDICAL , DENTAL , VISION 1187
41 REGIONAL , NATIONAL , AND 1184
42 RESIDENTIAL , COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL 1172
43 HOLY , HOLY , HOLY 1151
44 MEDICAL , DENTAL , AND 1141
45 POLITICAL , ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL 1135
46 POLITICAL , ECONOMIC , SOCIAL 1124
47 SIMPLE , EASY TO USE 1113
48 PHYSICAL , MENTAL , EMOTIONAL 1112
49 CLEAR , CONCISE , AND 1111
50 MENTAL , EMOTIONAL , AND 1032
51 EDUCATIONAL , SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL 1006
52 ENVIRONMENTAL , SOCIAL AND GOVERNANCE 992
53 NATIONAL , REGIONAL AND LOCAL 991
54 RESIDENTIAL , COMMERCIAL , AND 989
55 POLITICAL , SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC 940
56 MEDICAL , DENTAL AND VISION 922
57 BLUE , GREEN , AND 919
58 ECONOMIC , SOCIAL AND POLITICAL 915
59 READY , WILLING AND ABLE 894
60 GAY , BISEXUAL , AND 851
61 LOCAL , NATIONAL AND GLOBAL 850
62 ACADEMIC , SOCIAL , AND 839
63 GREAT , GREAT , GREAT 832
64 HAPPY , HEALTHY , AND 825
65 NATIONAL , REGIONAL , AND 823
66 FAST , EASY , AND 817
67 PERSONAL , NON-COMMERCIAL USE . 816
68 ENVIRONMENTAL , SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC 811
69 ECONOMIC , ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL 801
70 FEDERAL , PROVINCIAL AND TERRITORIAL 799
71 PHYSICAL , EMOTIONAL AND SPIRITUAL 775
72 RED , BLUE , AND 756
73 SOCIAL , POLITICAL , ECONOMIC 746
74 FIRST-COME , FIRST-SERVED BASIS , 738
75 LESBIAN , GAY , BISEXUAL 729
76 CULTURAL , SOCIAL , AND 725
77 ECONOMIC , POLITICAL AND SOCIAL 715
78 SAFE , EFFECTIVE , AND 708
79 SOCIAL , ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC 699
80 HOT , HOT , HOT 687
81 ACCURATE , CURRENT AND COMPLETE 683
82 GREEN , BLUE , AND 681
83 RED , YELLOW , AND 672
84 PHYSICAL , SOCIAL , AND 668
85 YELLOW , GREEN , BLUE 662
86 GOOD , BAD , AND 639
87 PHYSICAL , MENTAL AND SPIRITUAL 635
88 SOCIAL , ECONOMIC , POLITICAL 635
89 EMOTIONAL , PHYSICAL , AND 632
90 ENVIRONMENTAL , SOCIAL , AND 632
91 SOCIAL , ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL 623
92 WHITE , BLACK , AND 617
93 PHYSICAL , EMOTIONAL , MENTAL 608
94 SOCIAL , CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC 603
95 RESIDENTIAL , COMMERCIAL , INDUSTRIAL 595
96 COMMERCIAL , INDUSTRIAL , AND 589
97 BLUE , RED , AND 588
98 BLUE , GREEN , YELLOW 587
99 POLITICAL , SOCIAL , ECONOMIC 585
100 PERSONAL , NON-COMMERCIAL USE ONLY 581

iWeb doesn’t allow a search for: _JJ , _JJ and _JJ _VV

but we can start with: _JJ and _JJ _V

1 BLACK AND WHITE ARE 465

*a search for a noun to the left of the above found only ‘black and white’ listing as nouns:

  • The colors black and white are the new badge of honor in Brooklyn.
  • The colors black and white are extremes on the color spectrum, black being the lack of color.
  • Neutral colors black and white are widely used in all websites.
    Both the colors black and white are classic in themselves and they have a style of their own.

2 LARGE AND SMALL ARE 459
3 RICH AND POOR IS 344
4 LARGE AND SMALL HAVE 233
5 BIG AND SMALL ARE 219
6 YOUNG AND OLD ARE 212
7 YOUNG AND OLD WILL 205
8 YOUNG AND OLD CAN 176
9 OLD AND NEW IS 172
10 GOOD AND BAD ARE 171
11 RICH AND POOR HAS 138
12 SLOW AND STEADY IS 132
13 OLD AND NEW ARE 131
14 BEST AND BRIGHTEST ARE 124
15 GREEN AND BLUE ARE 115
16 GOOD AND BAD IS 114
17 LARGE AND SMALL CAN 110
18 YOUNG AND OLD HAVE 105
19 FIT AND HEALTHY IS 105
20 BIG AND SMALL HAVE 105
21 RED AND BLUE ARE 97
22 HAPPY AND HEALTHY IS 95
23 NEW AND OLD ARE 89