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Hello everybody,

- An Italian modern sports car.
- A modern Italian sports car.


Is the first one wrong at all? I just don't understand why if it sounds..good, at least to me:P.

Thanks in advance for your help!
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#2 sounds more correct to me.
Hello Goodman,

Why does it sound correct the second one and not the first? Is there any rule?:(

Thanks in advance!:)
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PuccaHello everybody,

- An Italian modern sports car.
- A modern Italian sports car.


Is the first one wrong at all? I just don't understand why if it sounds..good, at least to me:P.

Thanks in advance for your help!
Because “modern” modifies “Italian…” which makes more sense and sounds smoother. The way you had it, it’s the other way around. It's not wrong but just feels and sounds sticky.

But "modern" refers to "sports car", right? Or..maybe it refers to "Italian sports car"..pff! It's so confusing!

Thanks for your help, Goodman!:)
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Opinion

Size

Age

Shape

Colour

Origin

Material

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silly



young





English





man

a



huge



round





metal



bowl

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sleeping

bag


Hi Pucca

The order of adjectives is relatively fixed. There are sometimes variations, but what Yoong Liat has posted is a good rule of thumb. It's the same as what is provided on this site:
http://www.learnenglish.org.uk/grammar/archive/adjective_order.html

Another good rule of thumb is that you should limit the number of adjectives you use with any one noun. In other words, as a general rule, try not to use more than two or three.

Try a search on this site. I'm sure there must be other threads here about the order of adjectives.
PuccaHello everybody,

- An Italian modern sports car.
- A modern Italian sports car.


Is the first one wrong at all? I just don't understand why if it sounds..good, at least to me:P.

Thanks in advance for your help!
Adjectives of opinion come ahead of any other adjectives. Here "modern" is an adjective of opinion, and should precede "Italian", an adjective of origin.
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