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Usage Glossary: A B C D E F G H I K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y

unique

Unique means "singular." A unique item has nopeers, so it cannot be modified with adverbssuch as most or very.


Weak

We came up with a very unique solution to theproblem.

Improved

We came up with a unique solution to theproblem.

Weak

We came up with a fairly unique solution to theproblem.

Improved

We came up with an unusual solution to theproblem.


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