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Of 1,2 and 3 below which is correct? Or is there a better order I missed , thanks for your help
1. The silent grey ominous desert stretched before them
2. The silent ominous grey desert stretched before them
3. The ominous silent grey desert stretched before them.
There are 6 different possible orders of these 3 adjectives. All of them are equally valid.
I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....
The University of Victoria has a web based writing form proposing prescribed order for adjectives, hence my question.
Wouldn't the art of prose dictate the order?
Shouldn't the author determine order based of how they want the reader to think?
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