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'Some' how to check its usage as a Determiner or as adjective of number

It is said that 'some' classifies as an adjective of number and it is also used as a determiner. 1- When 'some' is used as an adjective in a sentence, how do we check whether it's being used as an ...
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What is the grammatical structure of “I woke up tired”?

I woke up tired. I grew up rich. Can someone explain the position and functions of the adjectives tired, rich, poor in these sentences? Aren't adjectives supposed to always precede or succeed a noun ...
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Last year, Joanna bought two … coats in New York

Could you complete the sentence and explain? I don't know the correct answer. I encountered this question at the British Council test but they did not provide any answer end of the test. Last year, ...
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OSASCOMP soft warm or warm soft? Does NOSACSCOMP offer the needed guidance?

Winter continues to chill us in Colorado. I enjoy lounging in my warm, soft sleep pants. Or are they soft and warm? I couldn't figure out which OSASCOMP category warm belongs in. To me, soft seems ...
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adjective order

What is the correct order of adjectives in the following sentence? Comedians use offensive off-color jokes to make incredibly hysterical movies. Offensive off-color jokes Off-color offensive jokes ...
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Which is better 'recent impressive incidents' or 'impressive recent incidents'?

When I practiced writing in English, the order between the adjectives were so confusing. I have ever heard that the order of adjectives in the sentence is determined by the meaning of each, but I don'...
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Why do we say “main site header” and “main site style” instead of “site main header” and “site main style”?

When I want to say that a website has a main header, I and almost everyone else say the main site header, but I feel this is wrong because the adjective refers to the header, not the website. The same ...
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Order of consecutive determinatives

Is there any accepted order for different determiners? I read in an article that “determiners” come before adjectives, but what about different kinds of determiner? For example: The memory of Lilian’...
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Is adj+noun=noun+(which to be) adj?

It was not the action intentional = It was not the action which was intentional = It was not the intentional action. Is 1st sentence right and is it grammatically correct? is the 1st sentence equal to ...
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Correct order of adjectives [duplicate]

Is there any rule governing the order of adjectives, when we use consecutive adjectives? For example, is the order of the adjectives in the following sentence correct? I mean the order of "his, ...
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adjective order: clean, treated water or treated, clean water?

I'd like to know which order of adjectives is correct in the following sentence. If both are OK, what's the difference? Finally, the wastewater flows into the last tanks, where the chemical chlorine ...
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“Thick red dotted line”, or “dotted thick red line”, or…?

I would say "dotted red line", but I'm very unsure. Dictionary and web searches didn't lead to a definitive answer. This answer points to a British Council link which seems to confirm "...
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Cowardly - Adjective or Adverb?

In the following sentence, is the word 'cowardly' an adjective or adverb? He acted in a cowardly manner. What I understand is the word cowardly is modifying the verb act. So it should be an adverb. ...
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some confusing expressions with number

When I want to express one of the series in harry potter, which one is better? ex) Third episode is my favorite among whole series. Third episode/ episode three Are all of them can be used? If not, ...
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Whose all efforts vs All whose efforts [closed]

He is a fortunate person whose all efforts succeed. He is a fortunate person all of whose efforts succeed. Which sentence is correct? My grammar book is saying second sentence is correct. But ...
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“a movie worth seeing” or “a worth seeing movie”

It is a worth seeing movie and you must not miss it. It is a movie worth seeing and you must not miss it. Which is correct? What is the difference in meaning between these two sentences?
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“a suitable man for” or “a man suitable for”

He is a suitable man for any post. He is a man suitable for any post. Which of the following sentences is correct? What is the difference in meaning between these?
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“good cute girl” vs. “cute good girl”: adjective order when they're of the same kind

for example if I say good cute girl or cute good girl does it make any difference? because both Cute and Good are Opinions. if both are correct which one is more common and why?
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participles at the same time

While I was reading a magazine, I saw a sentence that makes me think about orders, placements of the participles. Anyone caught playing faced fines and even potential jail time. I think that the ...
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The word 'forward' is an adjective or an adverb here

A bit of forward planning would have helped. If I'm not wrong then the word 'forward' is an adjective here. Because it's modifying the word 'planning'.let me know, I'm right. For a start, adjectives ...
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Order among a participle, article and noun & about “for”

Reading my logic textbook, I faced the following two sentences, of which I’m kind of confused. (1) For given a formula A in Γ, take n so large that … (2) ... in which P1 takes the value i(P1). ...
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Adjective order doesn't sound right

Consider the following. Which one is correct to fill the blank? I wish I could live in that .... A. French old white house B. Old white French house C. French house old white D. ...
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How to find out whether an adjective is for one or two words after it?

Scholars of religion have traced the cross-pollination of modern Hindu and Buddhist traditions with the language of “experience”. (Source) Is modern an adjective for both Hindu and buddhist ...
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Invincible as an adjective for faith and attitude

Invincible means too powerful to be defeated and its another usage is invincible faith or attitude which cannot be changed. I am a bit confused with the usage in the second form. I have written a few ...
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Why “fiber optic[s]” and not “optic fiber”?

The preferred term to talk about those fast network cables (which are called "fibre optique", literally optic[al] fiber, in French) seems to be "fiber optic[s]". Grammatically there are two ways I ...
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Adjectives order (old-fashioned)

I have to put the adjectives in the correct order to complete the sentences. They only had _____ _____ (leather, old-fashioned) gloves in the sale, so I'll have to keep looking for those. Adjective ...
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Is the adjective order “sunny, secret, green” correct?

I went to Sarah's house, and she showed me her sunny, secret, green yard. I'm quite sure green goes at the end. And doing a search on ngram I found more results with sunny, secret than secret, ...
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Difference between adjective+noun and noun+adjective

It was a speech calculated to appeal to the unions. I encountered this sentense on the internet and got a question that how the sentence will change its meaning or nuance if the noun and adjective ...
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“I want four more” or “I want more four”?

What's the natural order in the following sentence? Where should I put the word "more" in the following sentences? My friend told me that we have already 4 oranges. I want to tell him that: Okay,...
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One Noun, Two Adjectives, Connected with “and”

When two things having the same noun but different adjectives are connected with the word "and", should the noun appear twice, written seperately (as in example 1), or is it okay to write the noun ...
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“Anti-PF1 monoclonal antibody” vs. “Monoclonal anti-PF1 antibody”: order of adjectives

Which is better: "Anti-PF1 monoclonal antibody" "Monoclonal anti-PF1 antibody"? I think it's the second: monoclonal anti-PF1 antibody, because "anti-PF1" expresses purpose. I've read about ...
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How can I arrange these adjectives?

Is this sentence correct? (I need it as a title). Muscular enhancement exercising aiding method. I am not sure if one of the following sentences is the correct: Aiding muscle exercising ...
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Order of bare webroot folder blog expression

I used such a phrase in my tutorial blog: bare webroot folder blog. It is quite long but I don't know if the order of words is proper. The sense of use this phrase is that somebody creates such a ...
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Order of adjectives for hair

I know the order of adjectives,but I don’t know which sentence is correct? She has curly shoulder-length red hair. She has shoulder-length curly red hair.
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He's “religious Christian” or “Christian religious”?

When having two continuous adjectives, how should I choose what will be first in a sentence? or it doesn't matter? For example: He's "religious Christian" or "He's Christian religious"? I ...
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Placement of 'Immediately' in sentence

"That will be immediately taken care by user" "That will immediately be taken care by user" "That will be taken care of, immediately" Which one is correct?
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“gas killing animal”… Is it a correct or is it a confusing structure?

I heard this expression (gas killing animal) on TV news, when they reported that Trump referred to Esad(syrian leader) like this in a tweet, because Esad was reported to have used a chemical gas and ...
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Can we use “a night's good sleep” instead of “a good night's sleep”

I know that " a good night's sleep" is correct to use, but I wonder that if we were to switch the position of "good", would it still be grammatically correct?
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“yellow useless part” or “useless yellow part”?

This may be a simple question but it has me confused. Is it "yellow useless part" or "useless yellow part" in the sentence below? He threw the yellow useless part of cigarette. By useless yellow ...
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“at the time of”, it should be at the end or at the beginning of the sentence

I'm not a native english speaker, so I have this doubt. For example I have these two sentences: At the time of taking the family picture she was next to her father Or: She was next to her ...
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Sentences with (noun+adjective+preposition) structure

I found these two sentences He is a man suitable for any post. **The subject is a matter worthy of note. Why is there no relative pronoun and be verb between the noun and the adjective? What are the ...
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Asking for grammatical explanations for why “The book has two pages missing.” is right

In Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, there are example sentences as below for the adjective "missing". (Sentence A) The book has two missing pages. (Sentence B) The book has two pages ...
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How can I differentiate the words?

How can I differentiate the words a big chocolate-chipped pie ㅡ a pie that has big chocolate chips ㅡ and a big chocolate-chipped pie ㅡ a big pie that has chocolate chips.
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Adjective order : I saw an (anxious pale/pale anxious?) girl

I saw an anxious pale girl. I saw a pale anxious girl. I'm familiar with with OSASCOMP rule for order of adjectives used, which states the order of adjectives as Opinion Size Age Shape Color ...
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“The quiet, damaged hot guy” — Order of adjectives

Say... I know a guy named Frank. He's hot. And, he's quiet. And, he's damaged. Someone doesn't know Frank and asks me, and I say in reply: Oh, he's Frank. The quiet, damaged hot ...
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“Conveniently situated close” vs “conveniently close situated”

The hotel is conveniently situated close to the beach. Does situated describe close in this sentence? And, could we exchange their places with one another, in this way: conveniently close situated?
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The order of adjective with a “pair of” something

I was wondering where put adjectives used to describe a pair of clothing items. Which is correct: A pair of black pants or a black pair of pants? An expensive L-sized pair of pants or a pair ...
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Purple Flying Bee or Flying Purple Bee?

Which one is the right way to use as a document title, product name, or in any other "isolated" manner? A bee that can fly and is purple. Not trying to imply it can The second seems to imply ...
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so, Do we say “Good Affordable hotel” or “Affordable Good hotel”?

A native American teacher said, we have to say "Good Affordable hotel". This page mentions the order of Adjectives in English Opinion Size Shape Age Color Nationality/...
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Which phrase about medical situations reads better and why?

When dealing with emergency medical situations or When dealing with medical emergency situations