Questions tagged [adjective-order]

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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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Which is the appropriate answer 'has been' or 'is been'

She's been charged with tax evasion. I think 'has been' is the correct answer. But is it possible to use 'is been' here?
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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.
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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
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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 ...