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“An abandoned cute little kitten” or “a cute abandoned little kitten” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the rule for adjective order? I saw an abandoned cute little kitten. I saw a cute abandoned little kitten. Which sentence is correct? What is the rule for ...
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The time before place mantra [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the rule for adjective order? As a Dutch schoolboy, during English grammar lessons (long ago...) I got one rule hammered into my head like a mantra: time before place: ...
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new difficult question or difficult new question? [duplicate]

I want to know which one is correct ? "New" is age and "Difficult" is observation so it should be difficult new question but I think it's not ! why?
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adjective order: “long boring report” or “boring long report”? [duplicate]

A long boring annual report A boring long annual report which of the above is right? I learnt the adjective order of DOSA SCOMP, which means the adjective order should be as below: ...
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solid black line vs black dashed line [duplicate]

I am describing a chart and got confused about my intuition and Google results. So I'd usually refer to a "solid black line" and there are 1,130,000 results (with quotes) for that against 320,000 for ...
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Two adjectives in a row: word order [duplicate]

Which is correct: She is married to a tall broad-shouldered man, or She is married to a broad-shouldered tall man? Thanks.
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order of adjectives exceptions [duplicate]

Which is correct "A huge unattractive block of flats" or "An unattractive huge block of flats". What is the word "huge" - an opinion or a size?
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Adjectives Order [duplicate]

I would like to as about adjectives order. As I understand there is a rule for adjective order in adj adj noun. Here is my understanding: Opinion>Size>Shape>Age>Color>Nationality/Origin>Material>...
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A “black, full beard” or a “full, black” one? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the rule for adjective order? This is from the Hound of the Baskervilles , where in Chapter 5, one of the characters is referred to as having "a black, full beard" ...
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Ordering of multiple, consecutive adjectives [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Adjective order One a comedy show, one of the comedians was a female who was black and from the UK. The host introduced her as a the first black, female, British comedian he ...
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Order of adjectives [duplicate]

I’m running out of space to put things, so I just pile them into my ---------- closet. 1) over-crowded little dark bedroom 2) little over-crowded dark bedroom I think #1 is far better than #2. ...
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Why does “main external website” sound normal but “external main site” sound awkward? [duplicate]

It doesn't seem like it changes the meaning in an obvious way. Does the order of adjectives matter or is it just in my head and just due to happening to phrase it one way rather than another more ...
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Order of adjectives: why is “This is a hot, tasty, Indian curry.” wrong? [duplicate]

It seems that the correct form is "This is a tasty, hot, Indian curry." I don't understand why you cant reorder "tasty" and "hot". It seems to me that they both reflect the gustatory sensation of ...
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Which of these two sentences is grammatically correct ? (cotton Korean blouse vs Korean cotton blouse) [duplicate]

Which of these two sentences is grammatically correct and why? nice blue cotton Korean blouse nice blue Korean cotton blouse I picked number 1 but it seems number 2 is correct, I would like to know ...
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Which order is right: “a ugly huge scar” or “a huge ugly scar”? [duplicate]

Which of the following is right? Why? He has an ugly huge scar on his face. He has a huge ugly scar on his face. I would choose the second one, but I don't know why.

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