Would "cheaper and more efficient" be ever so slightly preferred over "more efficient and cheaper"? The same goes with "more", and any other pair/group of comparatives, of which one uses "more" or "less" while the other doesn't.
My intuition favours the former to totally eliminate any possibility or relation made between "less" or "more" and the other comparative it is not meant to describe, although I acknowledge that ambiguity is not a concern, and even in my daily life I use both naturally. How much preference do you think should be given to the former, if it should be given any at all?
In addition, what would be the appropriate term for this? My first guess was "order of comparatives", but that didn't yield any results on Google.
(Some other examples: "Slower and less alert" instead of "less alert and slower" and "Chaster/holier and less sinful" instead of "less sinful and chaster/holier") Thanks for reading this! :)