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Color adjective #1 (permalink) Sun Oct 22, 2006 11:18 am   Color adjective
 

Please only write C or I (C= correct, I = incorrect): (ex: 1. C, 2.C)

1.This is a yellow blue white flag.

2.This is a yellow, blue, white flag.

3.This is a yellow, blue and white flag.

4.This is a yellow blue flag.

5.This is a yellow, blue flag.

6.This is a yellow and blue flag.

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Color adjective #2 (permalink) Sun Oct 22, 2006 14:41 pm   Color adjective
 

Please only write C or I (C= correct, I = incorrect): (ex: 1. C, 2.C)

1.This is a yellow blue white flag. I

2.This is a yellow, blue, white flag. I

3.This is a yellow, blue and white flag. C

4.This is a yellow blue flag. I

5.This is a yellow, blue flag. I

6.This is a yellow and blue flag. C

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Color adjective #3 (permalink) Sun Oct 22, 2006 17:16 pm   Color adjective
 

Amy wrote:


This is a yellow, blue flag


Amy, could you please spill some more ink on the sentence quoted above? I have seen some sentences like this without and.

1-He is a little strange fellow.

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Color adjective #4 (permalink) Sun Oct 22, 2006 17:17 pm   Color adjective
 

...but, then again, and sounds extremely daft in my example! :shock: Why?

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Color adjective #5 (permalink) Sun Oct 22, 2006 17:30 pm   Color adjective
 

Hi Tom

Your example is not similar because the adjectives little and strange describe two different aspects. The words blue and yellow both describe the same aspect: color.

If you have two adjectives describing the same type of aspect of one noun, then you should connect the two adjectives with and: a blue and yellow flag.

If you have three adjectives describing the same aspect, then you should use a comma between the first two and the word and between the second and third: a yellow, blue and white flag.

By the way, in your sentence, I would prefer this word order:

1-He is a strange little fellow.

A good rule of thumb for adjective order: (Remember? :))

Number
Opinion or judgment (strange)
Size (little)
Age
Shape
Color
Nationality
Material
Purpose or Qualifier

Keep in mind, this is just a general rule of thumb. Sometimes it doesn't work. There might be a standard collocation that is a little different, for example.

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