Coordinate adjectives

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Coordinate adjectives

adjectives that modify the same noun and do not modify each other.

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Postpositive adjectives

Postpositive adjectives are adjectives that follow the nouns they modify. Such constructions evince the influence that Romance languages, especially French, have had and still have on English. French, Spanish, and Italian all use postpositive adjectives as a rule. In general, postpositive adjectives sound unnatural in English, but there are a …

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Phrasal adjectives

A phrasal adjective (also known as an adjective phrase or compound adjective) is a phrase that modifies a noun. Phrasal adjective hyphenation When a phrasal adjective precedes a noun, it usually takes a hyphen or, for phrases of three or more words, hyphens. This makes things easier for your reader and …

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Uncomparable adjectives

Uncomparable adjectives describe absolute states or conditions. Modifiers like more and less do not apply to them, and they don’t have comparative and superlative forms. Here are some of the most common uncomparable adjectives: absolute adequate chief complete devoid entire false fatal favorite final fundamental ideal impossible inevitable infinite irrevocable main …

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Animal Adjectives – Complete List

When you hear the word canine, you always think of a dog, right? But did you know there are other adjectives with Latin roots based on animals? I put together this huge list of adjectives for animals that I think would be helpful for writers. Find out how to use …

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Nouns as adjectives

Nouns sometimes function as adjectives. For example, in each of these phrases, the first word is usually a noun but here functions as an adjective modifying the second word: city government, article writer, bicycle thief, Sunday picnic, pumpkin pie. Adjective–noun confusion When this type of functional switching could cause confusion, …

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Top 9 Worst Writing Tips Ever: A Humorous Breakdown

Ah, the world of writing advice—endlessly vast, wildly diverse, and, let’s face it, occasionally bewildering. Over the years, I’ve encountered tips that range from genuinely insightful to amusingly absurd. Today, let’s dive into the latter category with a light-hearted critique of the top nine worst writing tips ever shared. Grab …

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Top Proofreading Apps Reviewed—A Wordsmiths Toolkit

Top Proofreading Apps Reviewed—A Wordsmith’s Toolkit

Proofreading and editing apps serve as invaluable aids for proofreaders, assisting in identifying and rectifying errors in written content. They meticulously detect spelling, grammatical, and punctuation mistakes while offering suggestions to enhance writing style. These apps are indispensable for refining and elevating the professionalism of your work. In various writing …

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Superlative Exercises (With Printable PDF)

One of the three degrees of comparison is the superlative degree. We use it to describe something or someone with the highest degree of characteristics among a group. Review the definition and use of superlatives, then answer the three worksheets I made to check your mastery of the topic. What …

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