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Old February 09, 2015, 09:50 AM
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Word order with compound nouns

We can say:
un estadio de fútbol enorme / un enorme estadio de fútbol
unas tiendas de ropa excelentes / unas excelentes tiendas de ropa

But never:
un estadio enorme de fútbol.
Unas tiendas excelentes de ropa

Is this correct? Many thanks.
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Old February 09, 2015, 03:31 PM
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It's not like "never", but the adjective is interferring with the compound nouns.

"Estadio de futbol" is a noun by itself, if you insert an alien word, you break the idea, so the adjective must go outside.
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Old February 09, 2015, 11:39 PM
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Thank you very much, AngelicaDeAlquezar.
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