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    unkempt, crinkly

    Her books are unkempt and most of the pages are crinkly.

    Is this sentence correctly phrased?

    Please help me.

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    Re: unkempt, crinkly

    Grammatically yes. Semantically no.

    She was unkempt and her hair was all crinkly
    . [She was untidy in appearance and her hair was curly all over]

    Her books are messy and the pages are crinkled. [Her books are marked and dirty, and the pages have been crumpled]

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