From what is introduced here, "recent" is a kind of age and "deleted" seems to be a kind of specific opinion, so this structure seems to be correct: "deleted recent questions".
Actually I was looking at my questions in my Stack Overflow profile and saw this link at the bottom of the page: "deleted recent questions". According to what is mentioned above, this is grammatically correct, but has a misleading meaning to me. It means to me:
The questions which where posted recently and are deleted.
It means to me in this way because of the adjectives order. In fact I think the word "deleted" is an adjective for the adjective-plus-noun "recent questions".
However, it is indeed aimed to mean:
The questions which were recently deleted. (regardless of the time the question was posted)
To mean so, I think this structure is preferable: "recent deleted questions".
Now my questions:
- Are my statements above correct?
- If yes, could we use the structure "recent deleted questions" or we are forced to use something like "recently deleted questions" ?
- Does English grammar have specific rules for what I call "adjective for a adjective-plus-noun", or the adjectives order indicated in the provided link should always be considered?