Is the order of adjectives correct in the following sentence?

Also, is the usage of "yet" correct?

"He was a slim yet athletic bronzed man."

What about this one?

"I gasped as I saw his legs torn with ugly wide wounds that bore the signs of shark bites."

And this one:

"A man on the deck, was shouting, flapping his hands and pointing to the below, the deep dark blue waters." "The invader was a ten foot shark."

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    They all look good to me. I'm not sure if there are technical rules to which should go first. I think it has to do more with how it sounds the best.
    Sep 4, 2015 at 3:08

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All the three sentences in concern are just perfect.

Straight from the British Council English Grammar page

Order of adjectives

Check it and you'll find that you have put the order in a right way.

In most of your sentences, the order is 'general/specific opinion > size > color > material

  • According to this list; does 'deep' in 'deep dark blue' express the size?
    – user138449
    Jul 15, 2022 at 22:33

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