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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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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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