Hi guys, first of all I am a native English speaker trying to improve my punctuation and grammar. I hope there are other here like me. I have bought a Penguin "Guide to Punctuation" book and am trying to understand the use of listing commas in relation to modifiers. There are two examples in my book: One is: "Her long, dark, glossy hair fascinated me". The other example, which they use to demonstrate where a listing comma should not be used is: "She gave me an antique ivory box." They use this example to demonstrate that it would be incorrect to write: "She gave me an antique, ivory box", which is said to be incorrect as Antique and Ivory are not modifying the same thing. "Ivory" is modifying box and "antique" is modifying ivory box. Now my issue with the above is why in the first example "dark" is not modifying "glossy hair" as opposed to just modifying "hair". It seems like something that is difficult to spot? Can anyone explain it differently? Sorry for the long post, but I can't really get my head round it so that I understand it fully.