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Verb+adjective combinations

What are more examples of verb+adjective combinations like “Dress warm; Drive safe; Act calm; Eat healthy” (to give advice, maybe?) Any grammar rules here as we normally use adverbs after verbs?
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Does the order of adjectives matter in this case?

I peeled an apple, and then sliced the apple. So I sliced the apple after I peeled the apple. In this case, doesn't it matter whether I say "peeled sliced apple" or "sliced peeled apple&...
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Does use of superlative adjective affect the order of adjectives?

According to an article about adjective order by Cambridge Dictionary, the following adjective order is correct: a small young man But is the order the same when you make one of the adjectives ...
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What does "phantom central" mean?

I would understand a central phantom. The word-order puzzles me. Does phantom central have a specific meaning? Is central a postpositive adjective there? Thanks in advance :). And now a madcap ...
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How many "the"s are needed for a branch of superlatives? And what order of them is right? [duplicate]

When there are several superlative degree adjectives combined together, should every superlative form has "the", or should only one single "the" is put at the beginning? For ...
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placing adjectives after nouns or using adjective clauses instead?

I have come across different sentences in which adjectives are placed after nouns. I did search for the reason and got to know the idea of the postpositive adjectives which are, in general, used in a ...
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Are Cheap and rich general opinion adjectives?

He's a rich unfriendly man. He's an unfriendly rich man. I'm confused two sentences above. Can you help me? Which one is correct? Thank you, guys!
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Why does "new" go before "huge" in: “New huge Japanese company”?

New ‌huge ‌Japanese company. In the sentence above, why does new go before huge? As I know new is a size adjective and huge is an opinion adjective. Therefore, huge has to go before new, but the ...
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why does expensive goes before professional?

It's an expensive professional camera. In the above sentence, expensive and professional are opinion adjectives. So, why does expensive go before professional? Thank you!
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Loud heavy/heavy loud metal band

I'm confused choosing between "heavy loud" and "loud heavy". Example: They are a loud heavy metal band. They are a heavy loud metal band. Which one is correct, and why?
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"Possible future event" or "future possible event"?

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). https://www....
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Do I keep the gist by reordering this sentence?

In this headline: Key Housing Crisis Factor: The Disappearance of Starter Homes in the U.S. Few builders nowadays construct small, no-frills homes that would give a family new to the country or a ...
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Is the order of adjectives correct in "interactive web-based analytic application"?

I'm not sure I understand how to define the order of adjectives in a sentence in the practical case. My starting reference was Cambridge. I am undecided about the order of adjectives in a sentence. ...
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Is the adjective in this sentence considered for the both following nouns?

We intend to consider the global standing of German universities and academic journals. Is it clear in the above sentence that the adjective German is for both universities and academic journals?
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the order of adjectives

the order of adjectives is like this: size> style> color For instance, long curly black hair but I ran into this one in a book : dark curly hair Is it also correct?
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Rainy dark day or dark rainy day

There is a part showing adjective order in English Grammar In Use 5th edition p.198 and it doesn't help me to get to know which one is correct; 'rainy dark day' or 'dark rainy day'. The section in ...
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Alter Adjective order and keep the semantic?

In phrases/Sentences like: "They gifted the couple a beautiful porcelain Chinese vase" where the correct adjectvive order suggest that it would be: "They gifted the couple a beautiful ...
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"Dark, straight hair" and "Curly gray hair"

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 ...
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a sticky note attached (adjective after noun)

I opened my white bag and found a sausage biscuit, hash browns, and a 50-dollar bill with a sticky note attached. Have fun with this, Sam had written. I wonder why "a sticky note attached" ...
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Adjective Order and Commas? Do we need commas in these situations?

I'm a Canadian English speaker trying to review my grammar on coordinate and cumulative adjectives. I know the conversational or natural rules by heart, but I need to teach the rules for writing to my ...
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What is the correct order of adjectives in the sentence below?

Are adjective put in correct order? Do you need a profitable online work-from-home job? Also, I’d like to know if I use the sentence as a title, am I allowed to remove the word “do”?
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Adjective Placement

I have been watching some videos on YouTube in order to improve my listening skills. But, at some point, I found myself struggling with the sentence below: We have the refrigerator or the fridge, ...
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Order adjectives when using nationalities or geographic names + characteristics

I am a bit confused with the adjectives order when I need to use adjectives that indicate nationality and adjectives that indicate characteristics of an object. Is it, for instance, Indian traditional ...
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Which is grammatically correct? "a fat old cat" or "an old fat cat"

It is an old fat cat It is a fat old cat I am a bit confused because here the book says: the order should be like " opinion+size+age+shape+color... If we follow the order, then "the answer ...
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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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