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    Default Superstorm Sandy or Sandy Superstorm

    A measure to help flood victims affected by Superstorm Sandy was overwhelmingly approved by the House in a 354-67 vote Friday.

    Can I replace the phrase"
    Superstorm Sandy" by "Sandy Superstorm"?
    Is there any reason for using the bold phrase?

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    Default Re: Superstorm Sandy or Sandy Superstorm

    Hurricanes are known as "hurricane Irene" not as "Irene hurricane." Same with this "superstorm" which was, in fact a hurricane.

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    Default Re: Superstorm Sandy or Sandy Superstorm

    You can't change the order. Why would you want to? 'Sandy Superstorm' sounds like a comic-book hero

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    Default Re: Superstorm Sandy or Sandy Superstorm

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    You can't change the order. Why would you want to? 'Sandy Superstorm' sounds like a comic-book hero

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    Or as if it happened in the desert: it was a very sandy superstorm.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Superstorm Sandy or Sandy Superstorm

    You can't change the order. Why would you want to? 'Sandy Superstorm' sounds like a comic-book hero
    Or as if it happened in the desert: it was a very sandy superstorm.
    Thank you all,
    I thought it has something to do with sand but I am wrong; Sandy here is only a name for a hurricane!

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    Default Re: Superstorm Sandy or Sandy Superstorm

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    Thank you all,
    I thought it has something to do with sand but I am wrong; Sandy here is only a name for a hurricane!
    Ah, that entirely explains your confusion!
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Superstorm Sandy or Sandy Superstorm

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    You can't change the order. Why would you want to? 'Sandy Superstorm' sounds like a comic-book hero

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Or as if it happened in the desert: it was a very sandy superstorm.
    ems, I respectfully disagree. When used as an adjective it is possible to say 'a sandy superstorm'. I would classify the following video as an example of 'a very sandy superstorm'. Arizona Dust Storm: Amazing Time-Lapse of Phoenix 'Haboob' - YouTube

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    Default Re: Superstorm Sandy or Sandy Superstorm

    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    ems, I respectfully disagree. When used as an adjective it is possible to say 'a sandy superstorm'. I would classify the following video as an example of 'a very sandy superstorm'. Arizona Dust Storm: Amazing Time-Lapse of Phoenix 'Haboob' - YouTube

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    That's what ems said.

    But in this question "Sandy" is a proper name, not an adjective.

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    Default Re: Superstorm Sandy or Sandy Superstorm

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Hurricanes are known as "hurricane Irene" not as "Irene hurricane." Same with this "superstorm" which was, in fact a hurricane.
    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    That's what ems said.

    But in this question "Sandy" is a proper name, not an adjective.
    I agree with you, SD! 'Sandy' is a proper noun. Therefore, the word 'hurricane' also needs to be capitalized: 'Hurricane Sandy'.
    Cheers,
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    Default Re: Superstorm Sandy or Sandy Superstorm

    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    ems, I respectfully disagree. When used as an adjective it is possible to say 'a sandy superstorm'. I would classify the following video as an example of 'a very sandy superstorm'. Arizona Dust Storm: Amazing Time-Lapse of Phoenix 'Haboob' - YouTube

    Cheers,
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    I'm not sure what you're disagreeing with. I said that if you change the word order, it would sound like a "sandy superstorm" which is not what it was. It was a superstorm/hurricane, officially named "Sandy".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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