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An adjective is a word that describes a noun. In English the adjective usually (but not always) precedes the noun it describes.

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90-day-warranty or warranty of 90 days

Please I would like to know where I can find PROPER information about the following: "6-year-old" “two hour test" "90-day-warranty" etc. When to use: “He is 2 years old” or “he is a 2-year-old ...
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What is the word for your nationality if you are from Singapore?

Which of these is grammatically correct in response to "What is your nationality?"; “Singapore” or “Singaporean”?
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adjective to describe a video device with a lot of functionality

What's the right adjective to describe a video device like a camcorder or VCR that has a lot of functionality? For example, Wow! this camcorder/VCR is quite ________________ !
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Why saying “so long an absence” instead of “a so long absence”?

I have usually seen "a + adj + noun" instead of "adj + a + noun". In the sentence below, why the speaker used the latter? Did he want to transfer a special meaning e.g. emphasizing on the adjective, ...
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Should it be “carefully” instead of “careful” in this sentence?

He paused outside the doors, taking stock of his men, careful not to give any sign of his thoughts. (source) My understanding is the phrase "careful not to give any sign of his thoughts" is an ...
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-based with a two-word term

There is a technology called Spring Boot. I am describing a process built on this framework. I want to say an approach based on Spring Boot but rephrase it by using an adjective with the suffix -...
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Why is “difference” used following “is”?

Could anyone please explains to me when to use "different" and when to use "difference"? I searched the web about that and I have seen that difference is a noun and different is an adjective and for ...
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“taste different” or “taste differently”? [duplicate]

Tell me please if it correct different or differently in the following sentence. But eggs can taste different/differently depending on how fresh they are, the way they're cooked and the diet of the ...
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actual and actually

Is there any practical difference between the following sentences? a. That's the actual reason I'm going. b. That's the reason I'm actually going. I'd appreciate your help.
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How frequent or how frequently?

What would be the correct grammar? Should I use adverb after how? How frequent you do this? or How frequently you do this?
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What is the difference between each and respective?

Consider: A hotel has 10 rooms, and each room had a different room temperature at noon on a certain day. When the temperatures are graphed, which of the following is better as explanation of the graph?...
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I had no difficulty to do /doing

Although I know that the structure of I had no difficulty (in) doing something is grammatically correct, would it be completely wrong to say I had no difficulty to do something.
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Are these permanent compound adjectives?

I've searched in google and I found a website that said: {When a compound adjective consists of a noun plus an adjective, hyphenate this combination whether it appears before or after the noun. here ...
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How can I arrange these adjectives?

Is this sentence correct? (I need it as a title). Muscular enhancement exercising aiding method. I am not sure if one of the following sentences is the correct: Aiding muscle exercising ...
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Cooridinate adjective vs. Complex noun phrase

Hindi Cinema's first feature film, Raja Harishchandra (1913), was based upon an ancient Indian epic poem. F) No Change G) based on an ancient, Indian, epic, H) based by an ancient Indian epic ...
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Door is opened vs Door is open vs Door open

I know that the 1st one is a passive voice, 2nd is a state of the door (which is opened) and opened here is an adjective, right? But when do we use the 3rd one? I'm pretty sure that I've seen it ...
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Opinion adjective + opinion adjective

We often use (opinion + fact) adjective for example : "an interesting young man" , "a nice long table" etc. And also we use (adverb+adjective) for example : "a reasonably cheap restaurant" , "an ...
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Order of bare webroot folder blog expression

I used such a phrase in my tutorial blog: bare webroot folder blog. It is quite long but I don't know if the order of words is proper. The sense of use this phrase is that somebody creates such a ...
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Confusion of comparative adjective and/or adverb in a sentence

An adjective is that which tells something about a noun or a pronoun. And an adverb is that which describes a verb. However, I find sentences where an adjective is used to describe a verb as follows: ...
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Should we use “the” before “current”?

I was wondering wether it's necessary to use definite article before "current" when it is used as adjective. For example: According to (the) current forecast it should be raining. Should I ...
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Yours Lovingly and Yours Loving [closed]

Can an informal Letter end as: 1) Yours Loving, John OR 2) Yours Lovingly, John OR 3) Your Loving Son, John I guess the 2nd and the 3rd ones are okay; I'm not sure about the 1st one, please help....
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colors with compound adjectives

could you please help me with this>> I've read that if two colors hyphenated for singular type that means it is combination colors,if not then it has part colors like: A1- A blue-green shirt **is ...
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cooled or cool usage

I saw a sentence labeled on a packaging, saying Do not reheat once cooled. I am wondering why here they used cooled rather than cool. and in turn, another question that can we say eat (serve) cool (...
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“'Module is opened” or “Module is open”?

Which sentence is correct: 'Module is opened" or "Module is open"? I use this phrase a lot at work and would like to be correct.
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“continuing success” VS “continued success”

Innovation is, by its very nature, a never-ending process, one which is crucial to the continuing success of any organization and its customers. Innovation is, by its very nature, a never-ending ...
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In “You will end up alone”, is “alone” an adjective or an adverb?

In "You will end up alone", is "alone" an adjective or an adverb? I mean, one can say that "alone" modifies the verb "end up" and, therefore, it is an adverb. However, this phrase can also be ...
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“A Thai youth soccer team were found alive Monday” Why is an adjective “alive” following a verb “found”? or “found alive” is an idiom?

I have read this sentence in a newspaper of USA Today, "Thai soccer team found alive after 10 days lost in caves": A Thai youth soccer team and its coach were found alive Monday in a vast, flooded ...
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I have read this sentence in a newspaper “ Reality Winner pleaded guilty in June”. Why is an adjective “guilty” following a verb “plead”?

I have read this sentence in a newspaper Reality Winner pleaded guilty in June to a single count of transmitting national security information. [Handout via Reuters] Why is an adjective "...
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“More close” VS “closer”

I want to express that both of us are not quite right but I am closer. Should I put: I'm more close to right than you. I'm closer to right than you. So, which way is correct to express ...
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lax or laxed vowels?

While both German and English have vowel reductions of some sort, English is much more laxed than German. I found this sentence in a video, I don't see why there is a word "laxed" there. As I know, ...
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H independent or independently sorted?

I read these two sentences: Such an array is said to be h-sorted. Put another way, an h-sorted array is h independent sorted sub-sequences, interleaved together. I don't know the grammar behind ...
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“the US hegemony” or “US hegemony”?

Which sentence is correct, why? There are countries that think they must follow their own interests by forming an alliance against the US hegemony. There are countries that think they must ...
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a man and a woman

a. I talked to a man and woman. b. I talked to a lean man and woman. Does (a) mean they were together? Does (b) mean they were together? Does (b) mean they were both lean? =======================...
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The mainstream media are _____ in/about reporting gossips of celebrities

I want to fill in the blank of the following sentence with an adjective with a meaning similar to "interested/fascinated/passionate..." but I hope the word sounds negative or ironic: The mainstream ...
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What's the adjective for a person who cares much?

For example, I want to say to my mum: "Oh, I could cook something myself. It's better for you just go in the room and rest after this crazy day you had. Mum... thank you for all, you're so ____." (...
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America based company or American based company

I'm surprised to see, that there is no complete agreement on the interwebs on which form is correct. Do we place the based after the nation or the country? E.g. is it South Africa based company or ...
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What's the difference between “I feel much happy now” and “I feel much happier now”?

What is the grammatical difference between: I feel much happy now. I feel much happier now. What is the difference between them in meaning? Can I say that both sentences are correct?
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How are the words “elusive” and “fleeting” related?

In Oxford's dictionary, we can find the following definitions for "elusive" and "fleeting": Elusive: Difficult to find, catch, or achieve. Difficult to remember. Fleeting: Lasting ...
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Choking voice or Choked voice

If you feel Judith speak while weeping, we say: I sensed Judith speak in a choked voice I sensed Judith speak in a choking voice I sensed Judith's choking voice I sensed Judith's choked voice
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(“In … terms” structure) What should be in the blank space? A noun or an adjective or something else?

(In _____ terms, ...) What should be in the blank space? A noun or an adjective or something else? If we can use both of them, what is the difference, if any? He's really tight-fisted, I ...
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Can 'marrowed' be used as an adjective?

I was writing a culinary piece the other day and i wanted to use an adjective to describe a "deep understanding" of the cooking ingredients. I ended up using the the expression "marrowed understanding"...
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I don't know what 'straight' functions as, in “set someone straight”

Don't worry, I set him straight on this matter. I'd like to know what 'straight' functions as. Does it function as being an adverb, or an adjective? I don't know which is well fit to interpret the ...
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how do you describe a car's height?

what is the adjective you use to describe the extent or degree of distance from the roof of a car to the ground is it "a short car" or "a low car"? and is it "a tall car" or "a high car", or maybe ...
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Verbs or adjectives that go with “notebook”

I have used up all pages in my notebook, so I need a new one. How should I put this in English? I (verb) my notebook. I need a new one. or My notebook is (passive verb/adjective). I need a new one.
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Meaning of “as merry a band of children as I had ever seen before or since”

The long awaited moment at last came and we set out for station, as merry a band of children as I had ever seen before or since. What is the meaning of the highlighted text? I think it means We were ...
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difference between “bell ringing” & “ringing bell” and “ car parked” & “parked car”

what's the difference between "ringing bell" & "bell ringing " here: 1- I was awaken by a bell ringing. 2- I was awaken by a ringing bell. and "car parked" & "parked car" here: 1-there was ...
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“Asking price” vs. “Asked price”

Why is the phrase “asking price” instead of “asked price”? Asking price: is the amount of money asked by a seller, so why isn’t "asked price” instead of “asking price” because the price is asked not ...
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Meaning of ' rooted themselves ' in the following context

Awareness beliefs rooted themselves in reason and logic. I referred to dictionary for its meaning but did not find any suitable meaning. Is it correct to say Awareness beliefs fix themselves in ...
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What is the meaning of “did enough and more” in following context?

Donald Trump did enough, and more, to mess up his meeting with Vladimir Putin. Donald trump has done more than enough. Is this the meaning of this sentence?
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Meaning of 'at fittest' and 'at finest'

But even Anderson [ at his fittest and finest ] would have struggled against the Serb in this mood, on that stage. (source) What is the meaning of at fittest and finest in this context?