When using a pair of proper noun and common noun placed together, I always doubt what the right order is. I usually come across this situation while writing technical documentation.
For example, consider the following passage with 5 pairs of proper and common nouns:
Orders.pdf & file
Dataexport & folder
outputPath & attribute
export & tag
App.config & file
- Proper noun before common noun
Locate the Orders.pdf file inside the Dataexport folder. The location of the Dataexport folder is set to the outputPath attribute of the export tag in the App.config file.
- Common noun before proper noun
Locate the file Orders.pdf inside the folder Data export. The location of the folder Dataexport is set to the attribute outputPath of the tag export in the file App.config.
What is the correct choice? If both are correct, which is preferable?
Thank you very much.