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Can 2 adjective modifiers comes in successive and relate to same NOUN?
It is possible for back-to-back modifiers joined solely by a comma to have the same referent.
Three examples:
http://www.beatthegmat.com/the-hognose-snake-puts-on-an-impressive-bluff-t93558.html
http://www.beatthegmat.com/parallelism-issue-t96011.html
https://www.beatthegmat.com/in-a-state-of-pure-commercial-competition-t278633.html
Generally, the two modifiers joined by a comma will be PARALLEL IN FORM and will serve the SAME GRAMMATICAL PURPOSE.

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Question 2:
Can an adjective modifiers comes after an Appositive modifier and relate to same NOUN?
Proposed construction:
NOUN + COMMA + APPOSITIVE + COMMA + ADJECTIVE
This construction is not viable if the appositive and adjective are both intended to refer to the preceding noun.
For two noun modifiers connected solely by a comma to have the same referent, they must be parallel in form.

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Question 2:
Can an adjective modifiers comes after an Appositive modifier and relate to same NOUN?
Proposed construction:
NOUN + COMMA + APPOSITIVE + COMMA + ADJECTIVE
This construction is not viable if the appositive and adjective are both intended to refer to the preceding noun.
For two noun modifiers connected solely by a comma to have the same referent, they must be parallel in form.
Thanks Mitch for your reply.
1- Can you elaborate please or give an example of your highlighted statement?

2- Is the this construction valid: APPOSITIVE + COMMA + NOUN + COMMA + ADJECTIVE?

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Thanks Mitch for your reply.
1- Can you elaborate please or give an example of your highlighted statement?
In my previous response, I provided links to three official examples.

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2- Is the this construction valid: APPOSITIVE + COMMA + NOUN + COMMA + ADJECTIVE?

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This construction seems viable.

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GMATGuruNY wrote:
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Question 1:
Can 2 adjective modifiers comes in successive and relate to same NOUN?
It is possible for back-to-back modifiers joined solely by a comma to have the same referent.
Three examples:
http://www.beatthegmat.com/the-hognose-snake-puts-on-an-impressive-bluff-t93558.html
http://www.beatthegmat.com/parallelism-issue-t96011.html
https://www.beatthegmat.com/in-a-state-of-pure-commercial-competition-t278633.html
Generally, the two modifiers joined by a comma will be PARALLEL IN FORM and will serve the SAME GRAMMATICAL PURPOSE.

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Question 2:
Can an adjective modifiers comes after an Appositive modifier and relate to same NOUN?
Proposed construction:
NOUN + COMMA + APPOSITIVE + COMMA + ADJECTIVE
This construction is not viable if the appositive and adjective are both intended to refer to the preceding noun.
For two noun modifiers connected solely by a comma to have the same referent, they must be parallel in form.
Thanks for your great reply. Smile

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