To whom so ever it may concern; On this topic, I have a small note to add
Coordinate adjectives are adjectives that modify a single noun and are not joined by any conjunctions. For example, we say an amazing, mammoth
profession. The adjectives ‘amazing and mammoth’
both refer to the procession and are not joined the usual ‘and
’. A comma is used to separate both the adjectives, In effect it means an amazing and mammoth procession.
You can use coordinate adjectives only when the adjectives can individually modify the same noun as in the above case. More importantly even if you reverse the order of the adjectives, it should mean the same thing. Whether it is an amazing mammoth procession or a mammoth amazing procession, it means the same.
On the contrary try to reverse the order of the adjectives in the following cases.
I am longing for a hot, lemon tea; I am longing for a lemon, hot tea.
The previous, stout woman cooking in the kitchen is my wife; the stout, previous woman cooking in the kitchen is my wife
You can see the absurdity of reversing the order of the adjectives in the above cases. These are called cumulative adjectives. Separate, required
are coordinate adjectives modifying 'course'
. They are legitimate
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