she is a beautiful young lady
why this sentence use 2 adjectives ? can it be she is a beautifully young lady .
No, beautifully is an adverb and does not modify lady.
Multiple adjectives are common, so beautiful young lady is grammatically correct. Indeed, you could also say:
She is a beautiful, red-haired, long-legged, young lady.
That sentence uses six adjectives to describe the lady.
|link||answered Oct 04 '12 at 14:29 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow|
She is a beautiful young lady is absolutely fine (and also a sincere compliment without overdoing it).
If you think of young lady as a noun phrase rather than an adjective modifying a noun, it's easier to see why you can then modify the whole with another adjective. This is also why you do not need a comma after beautiful.
Beautifully young lady is also correct grammatically (you can modify an adjective with an adverb – very young lady), but it is logically nonsense.
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