Unique – English editing.

This word is a classifying Adjective. Classifying adjectives put things into groups or classes so they cannot normally be modified by having adverbs such as very placed in front of them. Unique means ‘of which there is only one’, so it is, strictly speaking, wrong to say, for example:
He was a very unique person.
And the following example is double absurd:
Almost the most unique residential site along the South Coast. On the other hand there are a small number of modifiers that can be used with unique. The most obvious is almost:
Britain is almost unique in continuing to charge almost all its domestic customer on an unmeasured basis. [for water]
This can be justified because it means that Britain is not the only country to do this; there are a few others.
There is, however, a looser meaning frequently given (especially in informal speech and writing) to unique: ‘outstanding or remarkable’. When it is used in this sense it is often preceded by very:
A very unique ‘Town’ house situated a stone’s throw away from the River Thames and Oxford City Center.
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