My book says "dark, straight hair" and "curly gray hair" are ways to describe physical appearance.

I've seen there's an order of adjectives people usually follow and I wonder why the book uses color + shape in one description and shape + color in the other.

Doesn't the order matter here?

Also, they separate the adjectives in the first description with a comma but not in the other.

describing physical appearance


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That's what sounds easier on the ear to me:

long straight black hair

That comma looks suspicious though... ;-)

Here is a useful link.

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    I could argue they used the comma to move that adjective to the beginning as in a train of thought kind of thing. Apr 15, 2022 at 22:11

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