Erik 182 said:Hi all,
I heard someone to say "She is taste for suicidal".
I think it should be "suicide".
Please give me the correct word for it.
E-J said:Is it possible you heard "She has a taste for the suicidal"? This would mean she is attracted to the idea of suicide, or perhaps to dangerous pursuits.
E-J said:Right. The definite article is used (the suicidal) to give the adjective the meaning of "suicidal things", "all the things which are connected with suicide."
She has a taste for the suicide would be wrong, though. You'd need to omit the definite article in this case.
Erik 182 said:So these are correct:
She has a taste for suicide.
She has a taste for the suicidal.
panjandrum said:I agree completely with E-J that the first sentence "She has a taste for suicide" is somewhat nonsensical. But to describe someone as having "a taste for the suicidal" might simply suggest that they are fond of dangerous sports - nothing more psychologically deviant than that.