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Ageing driver training facility

A note on why we need punctuation and why stacked adjectives create difficulties: I was listening to the radio news today, and heard a story about an ageing driver training facility in Mt Cotton.

Radio can’t handle this concept neatly. Is it an ageing-driver training facility or an ageing, driver-training facility? The latter is correct (though the former was my first guess).

A radio journalist might be better to unstack the adjectives or choose different words: ‘an ageing facility for driver training’ or ‘a run-down facility for driver training’.

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