Mono is 1, Stereo is 2, what is 3?

Cellphone cameras have moved from a single lens to a dual lens arrangement in recent years and the next iPhone is rumored to have three. There’s “Monoscopic” vision, “Stereoscopic” vision, but what’s the word for “3-scopic” vision? Answer The words ‘triscopic’ and ‘triscopy’ appear in the heading of a scientific paper and in the text … Read more

an adjective after a noun

I have faced the following sentence: “The work leverages features unique to a particular platform.” As far as I know an adjective is used before a noun but how can we say “features unique”? I think “unique features” is correct. But this sentence is written in a valid text and the probability of making a … Read more

Categorial grammar, Is ‘leg’ an adjective in ‘skipping leg days’

I am working on CCG (combinatory categorial grammar), which assigns categories to words. So I was wondering if ‘leg’ is adjective, or just another noun in the phrase “skipping leg days”. Or is “leg day” a noun phrase by itself? I mean do they combine to become “leg days”, or “leg days” is already a … Read more

Should I use WHICH or BY WHICH?

“Photosynthesis is the process —- green plants and certain other organisms use the energy of light to convert carbon dioxide and water into the simple glucose.” It seems “which” is more correct. But answer is “by which”. Can you explain to me? Other question: “The materials from which soil form is called parent material.” In … Read more

Adjective after noun?

I come across a sentence: The many problems inherent in the setup are deep and disturbing. Does the adjective inherent modify the problems? and what does deep and disturbing mean in the sentence? to express the problems are hiding behind the setup? Answer Yes, “inherent” modifies “problems” in your example. The usual grammatical treatment begins … Read more

What part of speech is “almost” when applied to an adjective?

If I say that “the box is almost flat” what part of speech is “almost”? I can’t say “the box is almost”, so it does not appear to be an adjective itself. It seems to be a word that modifies the adjective “flat”. I note that the online definitions say it is an adjective and … Read more

Is there an adverb for “ungodly”?

All dictionaries listed ungodly only as an adjective. Ungodlily was listed on Word Hippo, but I’m not so sure if it’s reliable. So, is there an adverb for ungodly, and if so, what is it? Ungodlily sounds a bit awkward and clunky. Here’s the sentence in question: They were [ungodlily] outnumbered. I don’t think ungodly … Read more