a new style of warfare vs. a warfare of a new style

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nagomi

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Korean
"Sloan had won the consumer war by ushering in a whole new style of warfare"

I feel both "a new style of warfare" and "a warfare of new style" would work. The first is the right one, as with "a new type of product", but doesn't "of" the ability to describe what comes after it as a quality of the noun it modifies as well? ie) A warfare of a new style.

What do you think? Only does the first work because it's idiomatically accepted one and it trumps over just a logic that I believe could be right?

source: The Phoebus Cartel
 
  • TheMahiMahi

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    English - United States
    I still prefer the 1st one and it certainly sounds more idiomatic since this phrase is common, but the 2nd can work if you put an "a" after "of" and remove the "a" before warfare since it is uncountable. "warfare of a new style"

    The sentence "Sloan had won the consumer war by ushering in a whole new style of warfare."

    Becomes "Sloan had won the consumer war by ushering in warfare of a whole new style."
     
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