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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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Adjectives order: opinion or size?

Grammatically speaking, opinion goes before description, i.e. opinion, size, age, shape, color, origin, material. However, I saw this example in Practical English Usage, third edition, page 12: a big ...
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How to properly position adjectives

Sometimes I find myself in the position to describe something and of course making massive use of adjectives. Check out the following sentences, I would say, for example: three large red apples; ...
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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? ...
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If you have more than one adjective to describe a noun, is there is a specific order you put them? [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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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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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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Help with Adjective Order and Sentence Combination

I'm learning about sentence combination and adjective order. I have many problems with them. For example: The computer belongs to the teacher. The teacher teaches Chemistry. He is well-educated. ...
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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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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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"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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