I’m new to the group and will start by asking you a question about some word order….
I had to do a translation regarding hard dental tissues and was told that the correct order would be ‘" dental hard tissues" or " hard dental tissues" could you please enlighten me which is the correct order.
Thank you. Nice day to all!!
10 July, 2009 at 13:52
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Reply To: dental hard tissues or hard dental tissues?
There is an order of adjectives that we normally follow. For example, the following sentence sounds wrong:
Yesterday I bought a red, new, fantastic Ferrari.
This sounds better:
Yesterday I bought a fantastic new red Ferrari.
This is because it respects the order of adjectives as follows:
Opinion – Size – Age – Condition – Shape – Colour – Origin – Material – Purpose
(the order of these categories varies slightly depending on where you look!)
So with your example:
– dental fits in the category purpose
– hard I suppose fits in the category condition