In my book I'm asked to write a sentence using the following words :
Taipei is a / lively / city / with huge skyscrapers / modern.
According to my book, which is named Passage and published by Cambridge, the order of modifiers is like so:
Quality, size, age, type, name and descriptive phrase. Since Shape, color and material can also describe a noun, the order of modifiers can also be like this:
Quality, size, shape, age, color, type, material and noun.
Now, I can write my sentence in two ways but unsure which is right or if both are correct.
- "Taipei is a lively modern city with huge skyscrapers."
- "Taipei is a modern lively city with huge skyscrapers."
Both words modern and lively are qualities.