Adjectives are words, or phrases naming an attribute, added to or grammatically related to a noun to modify or describe it.

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what is the name of this parts of speech adjective + preposition [duplicate]

what is the name of this parts of speech? Adjective + preposition and how can we use "availabvle of"
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Should a noun come before or after someone's name?

How can I use a noun as an adjective before a name? Would it be Publisher Jack or Jack Publisher?
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What adjective is/will be used to describe the scope of all things within a solar system?

For example: when we look up news stories online, or tune in on TV, we are being given news reports that fall within a spacial scope. Local news: City and surrounding county. Regional news: "Pacific ...
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“His dishonesty” vs “His being dishonest”

My question is - which of the two phrases above sound better/worse? His dishonesty OR His being dishonest Actually, the question is not only about this particular noun/adjective pair, but ...
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Word for someone with the ability to change appearances

What's a word for someone having the ability to change their own or someone else's appearance? I've heard witch, pythoness, shapeshifter and siren, but any other words I'm missing?
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Simplicity is elegance? or elegant?

As the title asks, which is grammatically correct? Simplicity is elegance? Or simplicity is elegant? If both are correct,in which cases they are correct?
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Is vine-covered an adjective? [closed]

I'm having a problem understanding an adjective I found in a grammar book. The sentence is: After an enormous Sunday dinner, the old farmer walked slowly to the vine-covered porch and eased into the ...
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Binding of adjectives to two consequtive nouns

Lets say I have a phrase a valid geometry pointer (which might be a little technical but the focus is on adjectives and nouns). How does the word valid bind to geometry pointer? Does it mean a (valid ...
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a word which means extremely ignorant

Is there an adjective which means "extremely ignorant"? For instance, in Turkish "cahil" means "ignorant" and "zircahil" means "extremely ignorant".
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What is the meaning and etymology of the adjective “jammy”, of Yorkshire English?

What is the etymology of the adjective jammy? As in, Thou art a jammy bugger! I confess I've never seen the word before. When I looked it up, I found confusing etymologies: one source says it ...
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Her complexion was 'beautiful'?

I'm looking for an adjective which describes a complexion. I understand that the term complexion is primarily used to describe the color of someone's skin. However, I'm looking for a word which says ...
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“That was a nice waited pass”

In soccer, if a player waits for another player to get into a proper position before passing the ball to him then can I say "That was a nicely waited pass" or would that be grammatically correct?
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Is there a word to describe someone who tends to disagree with others only to upset them?

What's the word to describe someone who acts arrogantly and always disagrees with others unreasonably in order to upset people around him/her? [I'm not looking for adjectives like unpleasant, ...
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“adjective noun noun”: which noun does the adjective refer to (“electrical system operators”) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does the hyphen change the meaning in expressions like “high performance” and “high-performance”? Is there a grammar rule behind the hyphen in the phrase 'one-act play'? ...
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Usage of “symmetrical” and “symmetric”

What is the appropriate usage of "symmetrical" and "symmetric" (using the geometrical adjectival definition of both terms)? Are they synonymous?
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Agreement With Compound Subjects Joined by And

I was surfing the internet the other day when I found this phrase: Instead your precious time and attention is wasted. To my ears, it sounds wrong. But I'm not a native English speaker, so I consulted ...
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What kind of character does a person who makes loud exclamations have?

Here, I am trying to find an adjective to describe a (relatively poor) person who is open but attracts a lot of attention (not attention-seeking though). As an example, I found this video. I’ve ...
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Motive, Motivative, or Motivating?

What is the most fitting adjective to describe '(something) that motivates' among motive, motivative, and motivating? EDIT: Reading from the answers that 'motive' is not an adjective, actually I put ...
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Is there one word for higher “quality” and “volume”?

I am not sure if such a word exists, but I figured it good to ask anyway: I'm looking for a single word to describe something that has both better quality, and also higher quantities or volume of ...
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What can we call “ an employee who is under-productive but the quality of his work is enviable”

A pleasant expression for an employee who has remained under-productive despite several feedback. (QUANTITATIVELY WORST) There are workers who are unable to churn up BIG numbers but the ...
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Is “alone” an adverb in “I was sitting alone”?

Is the sentence "I was sitting alone." correct? And if so, is "alone" an adverb? Are there other examples of adjectives being used as adverbs without modification?
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What is the difference between “of importance” and “important”?

I want to know the difference in meaning between "of importance" and "important" as in " It is of importance to me." and " It is important to me." please, give me the answer..
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Is there a word for someone/group of people that intentionally ignore an issue caused by them?

I'm looking for a word/phrase similar to 'turning a blind eye' to describe someone/a group of people who intentionally ignore a problem caused by them because it's easier to ignore it than deal with ...
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“formerly active member” vs “former active member”

Which of the following is correct? "formerly active member" "former active member"
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What adjective would subtly state that an argument is cheap, weak or insignificant?

I am writing to director operations of my company and want to state his secretary’s argument did not have a lot of weight. It, to us (a team of auditors), was insignificant. I am looking for an ...
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It is irritating me. It is irritating to me [closed]

It is irritating me. It is irritating to me. Which one is correct? Does the word "irritating" work as an adjective in my second one sentence?
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What is the difference between 'Muslim" and 'Islamic'?

I have seen 'Muslim' and 'Islamic' both used as adjectives to describe things relating to Islam. Is there a nuanced difference between the two words? I know that 'Muslim' can also be used as a noun, ...
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Changing “I didn't think him to be so honest” into an expression of comparative degree

I didn't think him to be so honest. How can we change this sentence into one of comparative degree without changing its meaning or sense?
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Adjective meaning “of the genitals”? [closed]

Is there a word that means "of the genitals" or something similar? Example usage would be something like: "the genitalic tissue." Thanks!
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Is there a word describes a person who always buy what's new?

I mean Is there a word that describes a person who follows the latest stuff. For example, someone who waits desperately for iPhone 6 to come out so he can be the first person who has it among his ...
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Word for the person who only plans

What is the word for the person who only plans for something? Or the person only starts something and then forgets it or does not complete it.
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Indefinite articles used with plural nouns: It was AN amazing TWO DAYS

The indefinite article a(n), derives from the old English word an meaning "one". Generally this word only occurs in determiner function before noun phrases which are singular. However, there seem to ...
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Use of the word “referable”

Can the word "referable" be used to denote something that can be referenced and what is the difference between "referable" and "referenceable"?
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How did the “-ish” suffix come to denote the approximate meaning of the word it is attached to?

I only know the suffix is currently informalish. What is its provenience? What was the original meaning?
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new difficult question or difficult new question? [duplicate]

I want to know which one is correct ? "New" is age and "Difficult" is observation so it should be difficult new question but I think it's not ! why?
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What do you call someone who doesn't back down? [closed]

I'm looking for a word that describes a character in an essay I'm writing. I need a word for someone who doesn't back down, something like "brave" but not quite, more like "courageous". This person is ...
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Is there a word for a person who is not rich, but nevertheless acts as if he's wealthy in front of strangers?

My neighbor is just like that person, so, I think to write a poem on him and desire to break his self-forgetfulness by narrating his pride to him!
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How to use hyphen to form new adjectives?

Writing a chemistry paper I need to form an adjective for the following concept: TiO2 rich in oxygen vacancies. Is this the proper formation for an adjective intended to mean that?: ...
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Is there a word for an object which is utility based but beautiful?

Perhaps this is a bit too unspecific but, is there an adjective which describes something built for a mechanical or technical purpose rather than for beauty, yet has a pleasant aesthetic appearance ...
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Adjective for exclusive/selective/picky with positive connotations

I'm working with a friend who's looking for a word/phrase to describe her clientele. She's good enough and well-respected enough that she commands top dollar in her field and usually only works with ...
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Word for not knowing about something

I would like to know some word choices (can be a noun, adjective,...) for not knowing about something, with a positive connotation with a negative connotation in a neutral way For example, I ...
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Positive Synonym for Indecisive

Is there a word that describes a person who tries to get as much information as possible when making a decision for fear of committing a mistake that might affect both him and others in a negative ...
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What is the adjectival form of “Plato”? [closed]

What is the adjectival form of Plato? "Platonistic"? For example, in the following sentence: He made the Platonistic statement that there are truths, but there is also the Truth. Or is it ...
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“Ventilated” brakes or “vented” brakes?

Automobile disc brakes with spacing or gaps separating the contact surfaces are commonly referred to as ventilated brakes. However, I've never heard the word "ventilated" outside of this context. ...
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Is “most superior” correct?

I am reviewing an article, and the author uses the phrase ... this algorithm achieves the most superior fairness ... Initially I thought the phrase is not correct, just like saying that ...
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OK to use “capstone” as an adjective?

The term "capstone project" is common. Google tells me there's also something called "Capstone Classroom." The dictionary -- whatever dictionary you might look in -- says "capstone" is only ever a ...
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What is the difference between “graduate students” and “postgraduate students”?

I am reading about finding a good university for master studies and I am really confused if graduate students are the same as postgraduate students. Are the terms synonyms, or do they refer to ...
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A word used to describe someone who loves to be photographed

I am trying to figure out if there is a word to describe a person who loves to be photographed.
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What's the difference between these two sentences?

Health facilities reported 1000 people killed and 3000 wounded since March 19. Health facilities reported that 1000 people were killed and 3000 were wounded since March 19. Isn't 'killed' ...