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Adjectives - Definition, Overview, and Lists of Examples

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Adjectives - Words That Describe Positive, Comparative, Superlative States of Adjective: -er or more, -est or most Only One State, e.g., Unique A, An, The - The Articles A vs. An - When to Use Other One-Word Adjectives Noun Modifiers Fewer vs. Less Different from vs. Different than Compound Adjectives Adjectival Phrases Adjectives - Phrases and Clauses A Summary of Adjectives

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