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    Post 10 meters high / 10 meters height , arrangement of adjectives

    Dear teacher,
    Could you help me ?
    1) The wall was 10 meters high or the wall was 10 meters height . Which one is right ? And Why ?
    2) Arrangement of adjectives
    *OpSACOMP
    Op-Opion
    S-Size/shape
    A-Age
    C-Color
    O-Orgin
    M-Material
    P-Purpose
    *OpSASCOMP
    Op-Opion
    S-Size
    A-Age
    S-Shape
    C-Color
    O-Orgin
    M-Material
    P-Purpose
    --> OpSACOMP or OpSASCOMP .Which is right ?
    E.g : long curly hair / curly long hair

    I hope you soon
    Thank you for reading

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    #2

    Re: 10 meters high / 10 meters height , arrangement of adjectives

    Quote Originally Posted by hoanganhluu09 View Post
    Dear teacher,
    Could you help me ?
    1) The wall was 10 meters high or the wall was 10 meters height . Which one is right ? And Why ?
    2) Arrangement of adjectives
    *OpSACOMP
    Op-Opion
    S-Size/shape
    A-Age
    C-Color
    O-Orgin
    M-Material
    P-Purpose
    *OpSASCOMP
    Op-Opion
    S-Size
    A-Age
    S-Shape
    C-Color
    O-Orgin
    M-Material
    P-Purpose
    --> OpSACOMP or OpSASCOMP .Which is right ?
    E.g : long curly hair / curly long hair

    I hope you soon
    Thank you for reading
    The phrase 10 meters high is correct. That is because it requires a description rather than a noun.

    For your other question, the placement of adjectives is a guide, not a rule. In your specific example, the normal would be long curly hair, but the other is not wrong.

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    Re: 10 meters high / 10 meters height , arrangement of adjectives

    The wall was ten metres high.
    The wall was ten metres in height.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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