Nouns and Adjectives

Nouns and Adjectives are teammates who are also good friends. When they make a touchdown, the noun carries the adjective on his back in celebration. And that's how they most complement one another in sentences--the adjective stays as close as possible to the noun:

The big, bad wolf liked to scare the three little pigs by trying to huff and puff and blow down their rickety, rackety house.

The thoughtful, elderly zoologist, who had devoted his life to the study of big, bad wolves, often felt that the wolves were actually victimized by those vain, plotting, pulchritudinous little pigs.

Note: Use a comma to separate adjectives only when the word "and" makes sense in place of the comma. ("Big and bad" makes sense, whereas "three and little" does not.)

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