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    Position of the adjective.

    Hi,

    I wrote the following lines in an article( describing the people in an Indian Railway station) and then had a doubt about the position of the adjective.

    'There are races and religions here from every part of India: Sikhs from the North- West, with their long white flowing beards and colorful blue turbans,------

    My doubt is: Are the adjectives in the correct order? should it be long flowing white beards? I thought that might be wrong considering that the rule is qualifiying adjectives, before color, before classifying adjectives.

    Could someone clarify please.

    Thanks,

    Arun

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    Re: Position of the adjective.

    Quote Originally Posted by greystroke View Post
    Hi,

    I wrote the following lines in an article( describing the people in an Indian Railway station) and then had a doubt about the position of the adjective.

    'There are races and religions here from every part of India: Sikhs from the North- West, with their long white flowing beards and colorful blue turbans,------

    My doubt is: Are the adjectives in the correct order? should it be long flowing white beards? I thought that might be wrong considering that the rule is qualifiying adjectives, before color, before classifying adjectives.

    Could someone clarify please.

    Thanks,


    Arun
    Long, flowing, white beards.

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