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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, and can themselves by modified by intensifiers and adverbs but not by other adjectives. Nouns in attribution fail all those tests.

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You're making this too hard. If you want to apologize for your incorrect assumptions, just say, "I apologize for my incorrect assumptions." If you want to avoid saying you were wrong, you can say, "I …
answered Nov 25 '11 by David Bowman
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Political magazine: A magazine that is engaged in affecting political processes, such as by encouraging readers to espouse a particular political view, as in "The magazine is political." Politics mag …
answered Oct 15 '11 by David Bowman
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The order in which native English speakers generally use adjectives is called the Royal Order of Adjectives. The Royal Order of Adjectives is as follows. Determiners (e.g. the, this … ] writer. You can read more about the Royal Order of Adjectives here: http://zencomma.wordpress.com/2011/07/27/those-adjectives-need-a-comma/. …
answered Nov 25 '11 by David Bowman
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This is called hyperbaton, which means to use the words out of their normal order. This can be used as an impact strategy. The writing guide Bang: Writing with Impact explains it this way: Any tim …
answered Oct 5 '11 by David Bowman
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The original is correct: "Aspiring autodidact, deliberate recluse." Let's parse this. "Aspiring" is an adjective to describe the noun "autodidact," which is a type of person. "Deliberate" is an adjec …
answered Nov 1 '11 by David Bowman
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A 16-year-old girl: 1) "16" and "year" are linked by the hyphen to create a single term ("16-year") that modifies "old." 2) "16-year" and "old" are linked by the hyphen to create a single term ("16-ye …
answered Dec 4 '11 by David Bowman
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suspended should work for your purposes. This word indicates a temporary or conditional termination pending some future redeeming action.
answered Oct 15 '11 by David Bowman
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This is called hyperbaton, which means to use out of the normal order to emphasis or to modify the meaning of the noun preceding the adjective. Another example is the movie title Mission Impossible. T …
answered Oct 5 '11 by David Bowman