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- What is the rule for adjective order? 5 answers
This is a general question with no specific sentence in mind. If a string of 2 or 3 attributive adjectives (or attributive nouns?) are used in a sentence, they generally follow a particular order (e.g. a wonderful old Italian clock). I am currently reading a scientific article where the terms
quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction
reverse transcription quantitative polymerase chain reaction
have been used interchangeably.
- My question is, is there a construction where a change in the order of adjectives does not cause a meaning change or does not render the sentence grammatically incorrect?
Searching the Internet gives both results. Does the order have an impact here?