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Old silly thing

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The English language never fails to fascinate me. Here’s an article I read a while ago but haven’t shared until now. It’s about the order we use adjectives in, but don’t let that put you off – it’s genuinely fascinating and explains why we say ‘silly old thing’ rather than ‘old silly thing’. Enjoy!

The old grammar rule we all obey without realising

 

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