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Old April 04, 2008, 01:26 PM
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-ous ending adjectives

I'm opening a new thread with some information I gather from the old thread derechohabientes.

This one is about -ous ending adjectives in English.

David, I can't really understand this distinction:

Escrito originalemente por Tomisimo
... if you use editor as a synonym of proofreader ...
... if editor is synonymous with proofreader ...
From the examples you gave, I can guess synonym is a noun meanwhile synonymous is an adjective, and that determines the different way of usage (can I say the different prepositional regime -I'm translating régimen preposicional-). Am I right?

Is there any other pair of words, one of them ending -ous, holding the same difference. I'm sorry I can't find a pair of words like those I'm imagining, but I think there must be.

Thanks a lot to you all for your help.
I welcome all corrections to my English.
Salu2 desde Madrid,
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