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    This peacock is albino and is completely white!

    According to this picture, which sentence is correct? Why not the latter?

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    1. Whoa! This peacock is albino and is completely white!
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    Whoa! This peacock is albino and is complete white!

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    Re: This peacock is albino and is completely white!

    I would say "is completely white" or "is in complete white", but not "is complete white".

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    Re: This peacock is albino and is completely white!

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    Why not the latter?
    You need an adverb (completely) to modify an adjective (white).

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    Re: This peacock is albino and is completely white!

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post

    (How can I delete the attached Thumbnails? It's not related to this topic. I will share it as an another thread.)
    Click on Edit Post, highlight the above sentences and pictures, delete them by touching Backspace then click Save.

    (I could have done that for you, but thought you'd like to try it for yourself.)

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    Re: This peacock is albino and is completely white!

    Matthew, '...is in complete white' is incorrect.

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    Re: This peacock is albino and is completely white!

    "White" is a noun and "complete" is an adjective, why is it incorrect?

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    Re: This peacock is albino and is completely white!

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    "White" is a noun and "complete" is an adjective
    So? Have you ever heard "That girl is in beautiful"? It should be "That girl is beautiful".

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    Re: This peacock is albino and is completely white!

    "White" can be used as a noun but "beautiful" cannot.

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    Re: This peacock is albino and is completely white!

    @Tufguy: Where did the two sentences come from? I ask that because the sentences are inaccurate. The picture is of a white peacock, but it is not albino. It has a genetic mutation that affects the color of the plumage. The mutation is referred to as "leucism". We know these peafowl are not albino because they have blue eyes.

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