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Is this the correct order in a list of adjectives in a sentence?:

1.Quantity or number

2.Quality or opinion

3.Size

4.Age

5.Shape

6.Color

7.Proper adjective (often nationality, other place of origin, or material)

8.Purpose or qualifier

Example: I have 1 cheap little old white american sleeping mattress.

Is it the same thing if we use adjectival nouns(nouns which occupy the function of an adjective when there are 2 nouns in a row)?. Here are some examples:

a race horse is a horse that runs in races
a horse race is a race for horses
a boat race is a race for boats
a love story is a story about love
a war story is a story about war
a tennis ball is a ball for playing tennis
tennis shoes are shoes for playing tennis
a computer exhibition is an exhibition of computers

  • I have an old mattress gets the same point across in most American contexts. But anyway, your question is sure to be a duplicate of one already asked here on this topic. – green_ideas Apr 12 '17 at 0:36
  • The first question concerning adjectives order is solved but my second question about adjectival nouns not. – Juan Zarate Apr 12 '17 at 1:12
  • Can you give an example or two of your second question? – green_ideas Apr 12 '17 at 1:23
  • Examples: •a race horse is a horse that runs in races •a horse race is a race for horses •a boat race is a race for boats •a love story is a story about love •a war story is a story about war •a tennis ball is a ball for playing tennis •tennis shoes are shoes for playing tennis •a computer exhibition is an exhibition of computers – Juan Zarate Apr 12 '17 at 2:55
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    @ Juan, I have edited your question to add your examples to your question, as you should have done. I think that these examples adequately demonstrate the idea: if you are talking about an X kind of Y, the word order must be "an X Y". If you want to add some adjectives to describe your X Y, they must all be placed in front of X Y in the same order as they would before any other noun. – JavaLatte Apr 12 '17 at 14:18

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