What part of speech is “tall”

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tall as an adjective refers to something that is of a greater height than the average standard in comparison to other people or objects. It is normally used to modify nouns such as 'tall building, tall tree, or tall woman'. It can also describe character traits like courage or audacity. There is some flexibility with this part of speech as it can also be used as a general descriptive in some cases. For example, 'he was tall' could mean that the person was taller than usual.

1. She was the tallest woman in the room.

2. He was tall enough to reach the top shelf.

3. She was courageous and tall.

be conscious not to use tall as a synonym of large. Another common mistake is to use tall when referring to something long or dense such as tall grass, when the word should be wide instead.

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