she is a beautiful young lady


why this sentence use 2 adjectives ? can it be she is a beautifully young lady .

asked Oct 04 '12 at 14:16 ve New member

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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.

link comment edited Oct 04 '12 at 14:38 Peter Guess Expert

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