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Adjectives are just one of several different types of noun modifiers, typically used to premodify or describe a noun. Do not confuse adjectives with nouns used attributively to modify other nouns. Adjectives have comparative and superlative degrees, can be used as predicate adjectives in copulae, ...

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Why is it incorrect to say “I lonely walked around the park.”?

And how do I say it right? This should be an explanation: but I still don't understand that why does the sentence "I lonely walked around the park" does not make any sense
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“English origin person” vs. “Person of English origin”

Is it correct to say: He is an English origin person Rather than: He is a person of English origin I am looking for a short way to differentiate between persons of English origin, as opposed ...
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List of adjectives joined by “or”: Should the final noun be singular or plural?

For example, should it be: A) Ask the Science, Math, or Art teachers. or B) Ask the Science, Math, or Art teacher. ?
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should you say didactic trainer or didactics trainer [on hold]

For me, a didactic trainer is a trainer who is didactic whereas a didactics trainer is a trainer in didactics... Can anyone help?
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Commas separating adjectives [closed]

Is the following grammatically correct: "I enumerate a necessary condition for the existence of infinitely many, geometrically distinct, non-constant, prime closed geodesics". I feel like there are ...
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The use of the word “specific” in the intro of an essay

“In the prologue to "Canterbury Tales" by Geoffrey Chaucer, Chaucer describes two men of the clergy with contrasting qualities. Chaucer describes Friar as a greedy, materialistic, and lazy figure of ...
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Word (adjective) to describe a harsh sound

Context: My brother just played a video with loud screeching noises in the background about 5 feet from me as I was reading a pleasant book. I turned to chastise him, exclaiming, "John! Turn that ...
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Word for wise person who can see the big picture when others cannot

Bonus if this word talks about this person using this knowledge to guide others. But word without guidance in meaning can still be used in my sentence as an adjective. The professor was ——- and ...
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Are “many”, “few”, and “numerous” adjectives or determiners?

So, at first I found some inconsistencies between online dictionaries, with some like Merriam-Webster saying "many" is an adjective, while Wiktionary saying its a determiner. Eventually I had ...
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word for when you realize you've said something stupid

Say you're trying to lie to someone about why you weren't in class or whatever. You blurt out the first excuse that comes to mind (maybe like "I caught typhoid fever", or something similarly hard to ...
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Adjectival form of “ipso facto”

I am looking for either a literal Latin adjectival form of "ipso facto," or--more interestingly--an adjective with a very closely equivalent meaning to that of the adverb "ipso facto." Though there ...
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Does “unassisted” describe a manner?

I have a question about the adjective "unassisted" in the sentences below. "In terms of movement, an infant will be able to reach a sitting position unassisted." "In late stages, patients cannot ...
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An alternative or older meaning for 'collective'? [closed]

"An adolescent comes to school with a collective life experience, both positive and negative, shaped by the environments of family, school, peers, community and culture." Does the word 'collective' ...
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what is the sentence pattern in following sentence, specificcally what is the function of 'consistent with'?

Consistent with maximizing the impact of rewards, managers should look for ways to increase their visibility.
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Was “lukewarm” a way of saying “warm warm”?

Someone used the expression “un-hot question” to describe a post that was in the HNQ (Hot Network Questions) despite not being “hot”. And my thoughts immediately turned to alternatives such as, ‘tepid’...
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Are Only + Number Adjectives?

In the sentence "Only eight apples grew on the tree." Are both "only" and "eight" adjectives?
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a red-beard man (or) a red-bearded man

would you please help me about this? which is correct: a red-beard man or a red-bearded man? Thanks alot
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Very involved / interested in someone, both complimentary and critical?

Adjective for someone that might be both complimentary or critical of something/someone at times, but in general, is very interested in this entity? For example, someone that appreciates the merits of ...
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Somehow, when he had taken a little run forward to the brink of the ledge and attempted to flap his wings, he became afraid

what is the role of 'word' forward in this sentence? If it is an adjective then what are rules for writing two adjectives preceding and following noun as in this sentence ' a little' and 'forward'?
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What is a good adjective for a piece of work with a lot of meaning to it?

I have to write a paper and need an adjective like that. For context, I'm writing about John McCain's farewell letter he delivered after knowing he was going to pass from brain cancer. Edit: ...
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How to say “dulcet” in verbal English (or slang)?

For example, if somebody sitting next to me hummed or sang a song and I want to tell him that his song is dulcet, in a polite but informal manner (or even slang). How can I express that? Should I ...
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Is there a single word, or set of words, for someone who often goes to events? [duplicate]

Something that describes a social person who is often social, goes to events, goes out, etc. I've come across "bon vivant" and "socialite", but they don't quite convey what I'm looking for. Can you ...
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“Straight down that way, then a *hard* to the left” : noun, or rather adj of elliptical material?

From Shameless US, season 9 episode 5, minute 20:12: Straight down that way, then a hard to the left. Here is a transcript of the episode. Is hard here a noun, or rather adj of elliptical ...
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Word for - showing favor to someone you hate

There are plenty of words for showing favor to those you like, example Nepotism- showing favor to family members. Is there a word for showing favoritism to someone you hate? The man I hate and ...
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Adjective order with dead & pregnant

I have just listened to a presentation to adjective order in my linguistics class, however, it failed to answer my question. Would an English speaker say "this is a dead pregnant cat" or "this is a ...
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California rules or Californian rules

So, recently I got corrected by a friend when discussing some work aspect (we are both not English natives). I tried to write Californian overtime rules and my friend said that the correct version ...
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Pipelineable/pipelinable? [duplicate]

In computer science, pipelining is a common technique used to increase the throughput of processing units, both in the context of hardware and software. When describing a context that are amenable to ...
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Someone who favors both sides of a mutually exclusive argument is called or said to be _______?

Someone who favors both sides of an argument....both solutions which are mutually exclusive are said to be ______?
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Which adjective best describes a person who seeks complex ways of solving a simple problem?

What adjective would best describe someone seeks complex solutions to simple problems. For example, one who would design the tree-swing in any other of the ways described below except the last one.
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Is “alienesque” a redundant form of “alien” as a adjective?

I googled and tried to search words like gigantesque, alienesque, and animalesque so that I could know whether they are informal or redundant forms of giant, alien, and animal, respectively. But not ...
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Synonym for 'blinkered' with positive connotations

I want to say: "a blinkered pursuit of pure excellence" and was wondering if there was a more positive adjective I could use instead of 'blinkered', as it is not negative in this context. However, I ...
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A word describing the core point of a newspaper opinion column [duplicate]

Is there a word that denotes or describes the most important point in the newspaper opinion section? For instance, have a look at the screenshot of the piece of opinion from DAWN: In the picture ...
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“The Cultural Code is the unconscious meaning we apply to any given thing”. Is it OK to apply “unconscious” to “meaning” in this way?

"The Cultural Code is the unconscious meaning we apply to any given thing". This is a definition of cultural code by Clotaire Rapaille that is cited widely. As not a native speaker, I'm not sure if ...
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Absent the doctor - a 'hanging' adjective?

I remember the occurrence of this type of construction from many moons ago, but not its particular reference : Absent the doctor, the paramedic pronounced the victim deceased. I'm not clear as to ...
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Gerund + noun(s) equals noun(s) + noun(s)?

Today, when I was reading some meme on 9gag, I saw a phrase, and I tried rephrasing it in my head, but it went confusing and gave me this question in return :( The never spoken rules of using ...
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Mexican president VS Mexico‘s president

Both mentioned expressions seem to be used as synonyms. Both make sense in general though I think the latter one is eventually correct. Can you help me with that? I think a Mexican president could ...
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Selective with/in/about [closed]

I need to find out which preposition is more suitable for the sentence below; "Could we not just be selective with/in/about our potential themes." Is what is meant comprehensible, or should the ...
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What is the specific rule for attributive nouns?

Related: Are the 2 consecutive nouns "tree color" in this sentence OK? What is the specific rule for attributive nouns? Is there one? I know, in this example, "tree color" has "tree" acting ...
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What word would work as a better substitute for “Stalker”?

Context I am working on a game and one of the Classes in it is "Rogue". (Original, I know.) I'm trying to find a term that accurately describes and can serve as a name for one of the Subclasses. (...
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A word to describe someone who is bad at handling their emotions? [closed]

I'm looking for a word or phrase to describe someone who doesn't handle emotions well. Not someone who has no emotions or is bad at relating to others, but someone who does not cope well with ...
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Is there an adjective that indicates two letters are used in the same word?

The context for this question is word games like Scrabble, but it seems like it might also have minor applications elsewhere. If I played "book" and "solid" we could say that S and D have this quality,...
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Word for doing something because you want to

I forgot the name of an adjective which means that you do something because you want to. It has a complete anytonym which sounds similar (I think they just have different prefixes) but means you do it ...
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What is the ending-in-y version of 'atomic'?

I don't know the correct way to explain this type of word in English, but it's similar to the word 'specificity'. You can describe something as specific using this word. I'm looking for a similar way ...
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What do you call a road that goes up and down? [closed]

There is a question titled "Does calling a road 'wavy' convey its shape clearly?" which looks like this is a duplicate, but in fact, it's not. In that question, there's talk of a road that slightly ...
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One adjective to describe “having fast regeneration”

What adjective should I use if I want to describe an animal that has a fast regeneration? I need a one-word adjective. Thank you very much!
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Are there words to describe depth of a solid object?

I just used the phrase "narrow wall", and it occurred to me that, even though my meaning was clear, the word "narrow" usually refers to width and not to depth. Are there words like "tall" and "short" ...
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“Typical liberal bulls-t” or “typically liberal bulls-t”?

My liberal friend wrote that he's gonna do some research soon. I asked, "Into what?" "[Redacted.] Typically liberal bullshit," he replied self-depricatingly. Then he corrects himself: "*typical" But ...
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What is the meaning of the word “cop-flat”?

From the novel Obsession in Death by J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts), 2015: To discourage any more questions, Eve turned away. She and Peabody had sealed up on entering the apartment. She’d turned on her ...
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Adjective for someone who makes things work in spite of few resources

I was looking for a word that describes someone who can make do with very little, someone who achieves small practical goals in spite of inconvenience, instead of just giving up on those small goals. ...
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Is “well” an adjective?

I read a Cambridge advanced grammar in use and there's one line says We can use sufficiently before adjectives to express a similar meaning to enough. Sufficiently is often preferred in more formal ...