You are here:

General Writing and Grammar Help/one adjective describing several nouns

Advertisement


Question
"time-sensitive documents, goods, articles or cargo"

In the phrase reproduced above, does it mean that only documents are time-sensitive or does time-sensitive apply to goods, articles and cargo as well?

Answer
Not being an entire sentence.... which is required when asking the question;

It could be all three are time sensitive, but impossible to say without the entire sentence. And, time sensitive is not hyphenated.

Actually, not having the entire sentence makes all the difference. Is it "time sensitive articles" an item, as well as "goods" and "articles" and "cargo?"

Without the entire sentence, it is impossible to answer.

General Writing and Grammar Help

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


Jannie Balliett

Expertise

Any question relating to writing and grammar. I will repeat, questions only-- not discussions or editing. If you need editing, visit my editorial site; http://a1editorial.net. I do not help with homework nor English classes. This is much too involved and I will not "explain" English to non-English speakers. Please rate. If you do not rate, I will need to ban you from my expertise.

Experience

I m a professional editor and published writer.

Organizations
Writers of America, Professional Editors Association, Brazos Writers Group, Sisters of Crime

Publications
Many magazines

Education/Credentials
Associate Degree in Business, majoring in education currently for BA 25 years as a writer and professional editor

Past/Present Clients
Shervin Hojat- "Tend Your Garden Within" and am mentioned in acknowledgements.

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.