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    the same smart/dentically smart

    Is it correct and idiomatic to say "they are the same smart" or "they are identically smart" ? What is the most common word to express this idea?

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    Re: the same smart/dentically smart

    "They are the same smart" is ungrammatical, and "identically smart" would be very unusual. A common and natural expression is "they are equally smart."

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