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English grammar

Posted by ESC on March 17, 2003

In Reply to: English grammar posted by HCD on March 17, 2003

: I'd like to know how to discover when a adjective or adverb is gradable or non-gradable, without having to know a large list by heart. Can anybody help me?
: Thanks.

I don't understand the question? Do you mean gradable as in degrees -- "pretty, prettier, prettiest"? Or non-gradable meaning an absolute --"unique"? Something is unique or it's not.