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    #1

    Brief description vs Briefly description...of...

    I've seen them both, I assume that should be "brief description", because in this sentence "brief" would be an adjective. Am I right?

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    Re: Brief description vs Briefly description...of...

    Correct.

    Give a brief description of...
    Briefly describe ...
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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