There is this rule for adjective order in English, and mostly, authors agree on it. These are the two resources that I found online that tell us about this rule(there are others).



If we want to be grammatically correct, which is the better option?

"possible future event"


"future possible event"

I think the former is the correct one. Because then we can ask "Is the future event possible?". Then again we can also ask "Is the possible event in the future?". I would like to know your thoughts on this.

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It should be a possible future event.

Looking at the 'order of adjectives' rule you quote, 'future' is a qualifier and so should come last before the noun.

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