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    adjetive order

    I came across this multiple choice on the net.
    Tu: "Who is our teacher of English?" — Ly: "The one with a ... shirt".
    A. long red sleeved B. red long sleeved C. sleeved long red D. sleeved red long
    I choose B but It said that the correct answer is A
    So I wonder If I am right or they are right. And according to adjective order rules, does the word "sleeved" belong to shape or other groups?

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    Re: adjetive order

    I think you are right. B. is the best.

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    Re: adjetive order

    A "long red sleeved" shirt would be a long shirt with red sleeves. (Unlikely)
    A "red long sleeved" shirt is a red shirt with long sleeves. (Much more likely)

    I agree with you that B is the more likely correct answer. However, "long-sleeved" should be hyphenated.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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