Elif Shafak’s ‘Forty Rules of Love’ Contextual Variation in Adjectives

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Afshan Ishfaq, Nida Sultan, Nayyar Hassan, Faiza Aleem, Dr. Maria Gracia Maldonado


An adjective is a word, naming an attribute of a noun which is used in different language variation to make meaning and be explicit about qualities of a noun in social in counter. Adjectives and their different degrees have their own meaning, identity which creates different relationships with the context in which it is used. An adjective in grammar is a word whose major objective is to modify a noun giving more facts overall. Distinguishing characteristics of noun and adjectives is a bit decisive. Its sometimes get difficult to identify nouns, verbs, and adjectives. Even the research says that some languages do not have adjectives class. Rumi and his spiritual teachings are well known in the world, and the entire world is in love with its mysticism and love for God. The Forty Rules of Love” are being proposed by shams of Tabriz, Rumi’s famous friend and beloved.  Elif Shafak has presented this story in a very unique way which has a rich context within it. This study will explore the different context and grammatical deviation of adjectives used in the novel. This will give clear understanding of the novel’s context linguistically.

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