A native American teacher said, we have to say "Good Affordable hotel".

This page mentions the order of Adjectives in English









Ex: good (opinion) small (size) shoes.

But the site did not say how we order 2 adjectives of a same kind.

"Good Affordable hotel" or "Affordable Good hotel" since both "Good" & "Affordable" are opinion-based adjectives?

  • In AmE it would be normal to say or hear good, affordable hotel, but not affordable, good hotel. I can't document the reason, and I look forward to learning from the answers.
    – Davo
    Commented Apr 25, 2017 at 14:07
  • I agree with this page, that price can either come first as a determiner/quantity, or last (adding price as another 'p' after purpose.) steve-dyson.blogspot.com/2014/11/osascomp-applied-analysis.html
    – relaxing
    Commented Apr 25, 2017 at 14:48
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    You can say either. If you place affordable first ("affordable good hotel"), it puts a little more emphasis on "affordable" than it would have in "good, affordable hotel", perhaps if you've been recommended several good hotels all of which are exorbitantly priced. Aren't there any affordable good hotels? The more usual phrasing is "good, affordable hotel". I am looking for a good, affordable car.
    – TimR
    Commented Apr 25, 2017 at 14:57
  • I think the best advice would be to not make this construction at all. "Good" is practically meaningless if used to describe a hotel.
    – relaxing
    Commented Apr 25, 2017 at 14:58
  • An "affordable hotel" is commonly seen as a "category" of hotel (in a similar way to "4-star hotel") because it is something you would commonly search for, so in general the opinion "good" would modify the category "affordable hotel".
    – SteveES
    Commented Apr 25, 2017 at 15:33

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In this case, the order implies set you create first.

Good Affordable hotel

Expresses that you are looking for an affordable hotel, that is also good.

Affordable Good hotel

Expresses you are looking for a good hotel, that is also affordable.

  • I think you mean "closeness to the noun" not "order".
    – TimR
    Commented Apr 25, 2017 at 16:03

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