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How many modifiers in a sentence

Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:40 am
by rotan
"Premier League club Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero" - is this sentence missing an apostrophe somewhere, or is it fine?

Re: How many modifiers in a sentence

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:50 am
by darcy
Technically, this enormous noun phrase is not missing any commas or apostrophes, but it is not fine stylistically! Such a long string of nouns is almost impossible to understand without reading at least twice. 'Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero ...' would be fine.

Re: How many modifiers in a sentence

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:51 pm
by Joe
hahaha :mrgreen:

Great question, great answer!

Re: How many modifiers in a sentence

Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:14 pm
by rotan
That's the only thing I wanted to know stylistics aside :-P