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# what's the rule on having two modifiers in a row?

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04 Nov 2013, 20:15
For example: "The ant, aged 8, making it the oldest, was walking."

Is it usually wrong to have two modifiers right next to each other?
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05 Nov 2013, 16:40
Yes, the GMAT does not like stacked modifiers that are modifying the same thing. To solve the problem of a stacked modifier, the GMAT will reposition one of the modifiers or join the two modifiers together.

In this sentence, you could see a correct answer that says " The eight year old ant, one of the oldest on record, was..."

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