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I know this must be a simple question, but I really can't find (probably I don't know how express this question to search in google) the explanation for this.

In the phrase: Full Coverage of the Industry

Could we say: Industry Full Coverage

Is there a correct way or any rules that can help us this and in other similar cases?? Usually I use what sounds right for me, but I'm never sure of what is the correct one


Same thing for Car Manufacters of Passenger vehicles or Passenger vehicles car manufacters

Thank you all

  • Full Industry Coverage would be ok. In such a case, all of the nouns other than the first one are being used as adjectives. Here's a list showing the order in which a string of adjectives normally appears. dictionary.cambridge.org/grammar/british-grammar/… – remarkl Mar 7 at 21:08
  • @remarkl Is there any rule to cases where is not an adjective: in the following phrase "Analysis of automatic processes", Automatic Processes is not being used as an adjective, but it seems fine for be to say "Automatic Processes Analysis".... – Matheus Oliveira Mar 8 at 16:58
  • @MatheusOiveira - For purpose of analyzing syntax, a word is what the word does. If you can put it before a noun to modify that noun, it is being used as an adjective. Thus, the list of rules I supplied would apply to your examples. In "Full industry coverage," size (full) precedes type (industry). "Automatic processes" is different because "Automatic Processes" is a thing, in effect, a single adjective rather than a string of independent adjectives. The point is that whatever word is used as an adjective can be fit into the list and should be ordered accordingly. – remarkl Mar 8 at 17:15
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"Full Industry Coverage" would be ok. In such a case, all of the nouns other than the first one are being used as adjectives. A list showing the order in which a string of adjectives normally appear can be found here.

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