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Adjectives which can be used before a noun or noun phrase are called attributive or pre-modifiers. These adjectives can be of single word or compound but not an adjective phrase where an adjective is followed by a complement. Adjective phrases can only be used as Predicate or Post Modifier. Examples: cloudy sky, fresh curd, handsome hunk, creative art, tall building, captive market Attributive adjectives can also be present or past participial. Examples are :

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