I run across a phrase of "You are brand new to GitHub" on the web.
What makes me confused is the word "brand"; is it a noun, an adjective or an adverb?
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brand is a degree word. Degree words modify adjectives to describe the degree to which a property is had. The adjective new is special in that one usually says brand new instead of very new.
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