and Adoptive are often interchanged with each other,
when, in reality, they cannot be interchanged.
adjective form, adopted refers to the person or thing
that was taken in.
was the Smith's adopted son.
In its verb
form, adopt or adopted means taking into a
family or accepting.
was adopted by the Smith family.
university adopted a new mission statement.
on the other hand, is an adjective to describe the person
who did the actual taking in.
Smith was Billy’s adoptive father.
When using adopted and adoptive to express
family relationships, adopted is usually the
adjective used to refer to children, while adoptive
is usually the adjective used to refer to parents.
and Adaptive are also often interchanged with each
other, when, in reality, they cannot be interchanged.
acts as a verb that means to change in order to fit in.
university adapted a new mission statement to reflect
its new focus on twenty-first century technologies.
on the other hand, works as an adjective to show that
someone is able to adapt.
adaptive nature would make Darwin proud.