Word ordering: A of any B / any B A


For example:

A tool to manage applications of any size.


A tool to manage any size applications.

Which is the preferred form, if any?

Thanks for all the answers. As a side note, possibly pointless, I'd like to say that in Italian too the first form flows better.
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  • GreenWhiteBlue

    Senior Member
    USA - English
    You cannot always change "A of any B" into "any BA." For example, you can change "We can make this dress in fabric of any color that you choose" into "We can make this dress in any color fabric you choose." However, you could not turn "I am happy to be a friend of a citizen of any nation" into "I am happy to be a friend of any nation citizen."
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