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Questions tagged [adjective-order]

For questions about the order of a series of adjectives and/or attributive nouns.

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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
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position of adjective when the noun is followed by preposition

Where should I place an adjective when the noun is followed by a preposition? Which is the right way to use of the below sentences? He is a suitable man for any post. Or He is a man ...
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The Color red or the Red color

I want some help with this: I have read: The color red is beautiful Why don't we say "the red color" instead, taking into account that in English many times the adjective comes first. For example: ...
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If you have more than one adjective to describe a noun, is there is a specific order you put them?

According to an answer in Quora to the question: What are the most frustrating grammatical errors you see online? there is a specific way to position adjectives based in their type, how accurate is ...
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Why sometimes adjectives are placed after noun?

Source Valtteri Bottas joins Lewis Hamilton in 'dream' Mercedes move I think it sounds well as Valtteri Bottas joins Lewis Hamilton in Mercedes' 'dream' move Source Source Sheet Metal ...
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Is there an order for two continuous adjectives?

Is there a rule for an order for two continuous adjectives? For example, If I want to say the warm house of the Scottish a) "Scottish warm house" b) "Warm Scottish house" then is there one ...
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Word Order: “the village crazy lady” vs. “the crazy village lady”

In a movie "Moana", there's this conversation between Moana and her gramma Tala: Tala: When I die, I'm going to come back as one of these. Or I chose the wrong tattoo. Moana: Why are you ...
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Adjective order and commas with “hair”

I've got long, straight, black hair. I've got long, straight black hair. I've got long straight black hair. Which version is the best? Is the adjective order correct?
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Order of adjectives “a big ideal house” or “an ideal big house”

There is a phrase in the following question: a big ideal house Is this the correct order of adjectives? I thought that "opinion" adjective 'ideal' should go before "size" adjective 'big'.
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Which order of adjectives is correct?

She is a well-developed, tall, young woman. She is a tall, young, well-developed woman. In the sentences, which order of adjectives is correct? I'd like to know the rule for placing various ...
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The order of adjectives: Is it exactly the same in GB, the USA, and elsewhere in the English-speaking world?

When learning the order of adjectives in a sentence, I thought up a word "saSHcomp" standing for the "Size-Age-Shape-Color-Origin-Material-Purpose" order. Later, I found out that there's a slightly ...
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“two other methods” vs “other two methods”?

for example, I want two other methods. I want other two methods. Which one above is correct ? If both are correct, what is the difference? What is the target noun of "two" and "other" ...
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Adjective order/plural form of “ninety”, “story/stories”, and “tall.”

I was doing some multiple choice exercises. One of them was:- A fire in the ..... building could be a problem for firefighters 1- Ninety-story-tall 2-ninety-tall-story 3-ninety-...
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Is the order of adjectives correct?

Is the order of adjectives correct? "Delicate golden body" "Then something small, golden and fierce jumped on Allen’s body"
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the order of adjectives in English

I am wondering which phrase sounds more acceptable unconsciously? her curly new Tina Turner bob her new curly Tina Turner bob I personally think 2 sounds better than 1 even though lots of grammar/...
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Small naughty kid or naughty small kid?

I wonder if I should say "he ate the chocolates like "a small naughty kid" or "a naughty small kid"? Naughty is an specific idea and small is about size, so I guess it should be the second one. But ...
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Is the order of adjectives acceptable: “slim yet athletic bronzed man”, “ugly wide wounds”, “deep dark blue waters”?

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 ...
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Does healthy or strong go first when used together?

He is a strong healthy man. He is a healthy strong man. Which is the correct answer and why?
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How to distinguish between descriptive adjectives and classifier adjectives?

I was reading the book "Practical English Usage" came across with order of adjectives before a noun. Of course the correct order of them! In the book we are reading descriptive adjective must come ...
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How to interpret this complex passive sentence? and reference of nouns in expressions

A- First of all, I'm unsure about the order of the adjectives and the punctuation in the title of my question. Should it be: Passive complex sentence; or Complex passive sentence? And : First ...
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“exponentially stable global” vs. “global exponentially stable”. Which is more appropriate?

I'm not an English native speaker. I'm trying to translate the abstract of my work to English. The problem that I've studied in my work has a global solution that is exponentially stable. I'd like to ...
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Please check the mnemonic rhyme for adjectives

According to the English grammar, the adjectives between article and noun should be in order: opinion size shape condition age color pattern origin material purpose In order to remember this, I ...
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Whats the order of adjectival elements before the nouns? [duplicate]

if there are all the elements which can be adjective before a noun, can you give me how should i put them in the right position in order? if there a rule or a good example i can follow?
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Adjectives order: opinion or size?

Grammatically speaking, opinion goes before size, i.e. opinion, size, age, shape, color, origin, material, purpose. However, I saw this example in Practical English Usage, third edition, page 12: ...
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Adjective Order with Present & Past participle, and Compound Nouns

I have been trying to understand adjective order for many days; however, when there are present, past participle, or compound nouns in the same phrase, I don’t know how to order those adjectives. ...
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Grammatically correct? 'big fat funny cats' and 'fat silly cats'

As someone who didn't emphasize on learning grammar at all, I still sometimes find a case that calls for grammar rules. I was asked which one is correct: fat silly cats or silly fat cats? ...