my editor just revised the adjective order in a sentence of my article. But it seems that the original order was right and there was no need to change it? The rule of thumb is that an adjective describing an opinion should be placed before one describing a nature? Reference: https://www.grammar-monster.com/lessons/order_of_adjectives.htm

Below please see the change he made:

Original sentence: Working on commission, the masters naturally gave pleasant selective foresights.

Revised version: Working on commission, the masters naturally gave selective pleasant foresights.

  • I agree with the revision.
    – Greg Lee
    Jan 3, 2020 at 2:58

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You have to consider what is being modified. Pleasant is modifying insights. This they must stay connected. The choice of the insights was selective, but it doesn’t modify insights. So selective describes the “pleasant insights”.

  • Thank you Patrick. It is very helpful!
    – Jane
    Jan 3, 2020 at 13:07

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