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    #1

    adjectives

    Which of these sentences is correct:
    1-He was a young man not very tall.
    2-He was a young man, not very tall.
    3-He was a not very tall young man.

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    #2
    The first one is okay (tho I wouldn't use it), but the second one is better. The third one is, I think, not used.

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    #3
    The third might occur in speech, but it would require plenty of context. It sounds like a Lady Bracknell style put-down. I agree with Ron- the second is fine, although I am tempted to say that the first is wrong because of the punctuation.

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