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Hi,

I was trying to figure out what guidelines I can use to know when to place commas and when not in a series of adjectives. Are there any guidelines or tips for that matter?

a small furry animal (Why no comma??)

Her long, fine hair

a large, delicate flower

I was aware of the fact that many grammar guides, whether those be online or offline, give out orders for a series of adectives and they typically are as follows: opinon, size, age, shape, colour, origin, material, purpose.

My question is "Where do the words 'furry', 'fine' and 'delicate' belong in that list of categories?"

furry -- material??

fine -- material??

delicate -- material??
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Perhaps:

stacking adjectives
http://www.siskiyous.edu/class/ENGL52/reynoldss/n_adj_commas.htm

Also, see:
http://www.EnglishForward.com/search/commas adjectives series.htm
which gives you:
Help using commas commas and more commas...
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BelieverI was trying to figure out what guidelines I can use to know when to place commas and when not in a series of adjectives. Are there any guidelines or tips for that matter?

In a list of adjectives, much depends on the effect you wish to produce.

1. A small furry animal.

2. A small, furry animal.

In #1, there are no pauses: the attributes therefore give a composite impression.

In #2, there are pauses: each attribute is considered in turn.

MrP