Is the word "vegetarian" a noun or adjective? I figured both "vegetarian" and "vegan" were adjectives describing ones diet and lifestyle but I just wanted to know for sure.

2 Answers
Mar 25, 2018

Answer:

Adjective

Explanation:

In this instance, the noun in this sentence is the person. Therefore, the adjectives are "Vegetarian" and "Vegan" describing the person.

Mar 25, 2018

Answer:

Adjective or noun

Explanation:

It depends on how it is used in a sentence.

I am a vegetarian. In this sentence, vegetarian is being used as a noun. A vegetarian is a person.

What are the vegetarian options? Here, vegetarian is being used to describe the noun options; therefore, it is an adjective.