How many modifiers in a sentence

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How many modifiers in a sentence

Post by rotan » Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:40 am

"Premier League club Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero" - is this sentence missing an apostrophe somewhere, or is it fine?

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Re: How many modifiers in a sentence

Post by darcy » Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:50 am

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.

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Re: How many modifiers in a sentence

Post by Joe » Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:51 pm

hahaha :mrgreen:

Great question, great answer!
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Re: How many modifiers in a sentence

Post by rotan » Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:14 pm

That's the only thing I wanted to know stylistics aside :-P

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