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    Question word order?

    I was watching the American program “Wheel of Fortune “and the winning phrase was: “DELAYED FLIGHT SCHOOL”, and I didn’t understand, isn’t it better to say “DELAYED SCHOOL FLIGHT”, isn’t here a problem of word order. Thanks a lot for your help.

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    Re: word order?

    Quote Originally Posted by Delapoma View Post
    I was watching the American program “Wheel of Fortune “and the winning phrase was: “DELAYED FLIGHT SCHOOL”, and I didn’t understand, isn’t it better to say “DELAYED SCHOOL FLIGHT”, isn’t here a problem of word order. Thanks a lot for your help.
    I believe it would have been one of the "before and after" categories.

    That's when the first two words make a common phrase, but the second and third can be combined for another phrase. You don't read the whole thing as one phrase.

    Delayed flight.
    Flight school.

    Like "flatscreen TV" and "TV show" -- you'd see "flatscreen TV show."

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