Umm… That’s what strikes you as problematic in this strip?
Take a picture of it and text it to the teacher.
I actually feel like “person-first” shifts the emphasis the wrong direction, if anything. It uses more words to describe the attribute than the subject, so you subconsciously give it more weight. We also tend to weigh the final word in a phrase more heavily (probably because of the adjective-noun normal usage). Overall it just has the stink of pseudo-psychology made up to make someone feel superior. Every time I hear it used I automatically assume the user considers themselves superior to the person they are describing. It just hits my ear as pretentious posturing.
Exactly the same thing. “Fast car” is adjective-noun, so is “disabled person”. Standard English formation is that the adjective precedes the noun in most cases. You can add a verb to make “Person who is disabled”, but it is an awkward and non-standard construct.
The San Francisco 49ers could have used him Monday night!
The problem with the “person first” way of describing someone is that English doesn’t work that way. Next time you are passed on the free way try commenting “Boy, that sure was a car that goes fast!”.
And all the people confusing mimeograph copies with ditto copies are revealing that they aren’t as old as all that!
Well, according to 101 Dalmatians it’s paving stones.
Your favorite beer is: FreeYour second favorite is: Cold
I can work with that…