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How many verb/adjective endings are there?

In this Korean endings dictionary there are over 2000 endings. That includes 조사 (noun endings), but most of them are 어미 (verb endings) or 어미 + dependent nouns (like -ㄹ 것이다).
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Multiple `(으)시` in a sentence for honoring target?

I've been told that essentially the more (으)시's you put in, the more polite you're being. As with English, if you go super-polite, you might be in danger of over-egging the pudding, or sounding ...
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Is 없다 a "descriptive verb"?

You are right about the morphological controversy: because of the absence of *없는다 as a form, 없다 is indeed an adjective / descriptive verb according to this classification. But because of the lack of *...
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Is 없다 a "descriptive verb"?

As was mentioned by Michaelyus, 있다 and 없다 are special in that they are adjectives / descriptive verbs yet take the verb's -는 ending when they make an attributive adjective to modify a noun. You will ...
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In this sentence, does 되는 function as an adjective? verb?

Saying that the -는 ending creates an adjective can be a bit confusing. Technically, it creates a participle, which is the form of the verb which acts like an adjective, that is, by modifying a ...
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Could someone clarify the use of -(아/어)하다 with adjectives?

However, it is acceptable to use (아/어)하다 in 1st person if you are referring to an object, such as in “제가 친구의 성공을 너무 기뻐했어요.” This is new to me. I don't think the expression is affected by what the ...
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The relationship between attributive adjective postposition(관형격 조사)'ㅅ' in medival Korean language and 사이시옷 in modern Korean language

I found a similar question and answer here: (Korean) https://www.korean.go.kr/front/onlineQna/onlineQnaView.do;front=A7F7DEC9E04D4C858034775C804608B9?mn_id=&qna_seq=23137&pageIndex=11509 It ...
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Adjective ending -적 vs -적인

noun + 적 : it has two usage : noun and adnominal (or pre-noun) 1) For instance, 철학적 사고 = philosophical thought It is adnominal whose meaning is being related with philosophy. 2) 철학적인 분석 = ...
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