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The use of adjectives is essential when trying to describe a noun or pronoun. Good writers and speakers are able to use adjectives to create clear, mental images for the reader or listener. As you continue to work on your English, dont be afraid to use multiple adjectives to describe something. When using multiple adjectives in a sequence, you must be aware of the correct adjective order. The proper order of adjectives is listed below along with some examples for each category.
Determiners – a, an, the, my, your, several, etc. Numbers – two, three, first, last Observations/opinion – lovely, boring, beautiful Size – tiny, small, huge, large Shape – round, square, rectangular, oval Age – old, new, ancient, modern Color – red, blue, green, dark brown Origin/nationality – British, American, Mexican Material – gold, copper, silk, cotton Purpose – sailing, swimming, carving
Here are some examples: "The interesting, small, rectangular, blue car is parked in my space." "I bought a beautiful, long, red, Italian, silk tie." "My father lives in a lovely, gigantic, ancient, brick house." "I have an annoying, small, circular, American, tin, alarm clock that wakes me up." "Lets order a delicious, huge, rectangular, pepperoni pizza." "We all love our smart, petite, British teacher." "They all received several dazzling, small, ancient, gold coins." "She owns a stunning, large, old, brown dog."
Now choose the correct sentence: 1: An ugly, green tie. A green, ugly tie. A green, tie ugly. 2: An interesting, old book. A book, interesting old. An old, interesting book. 3: A big, white, wooden table. A white, big, wooden table. A wooden, big, white table. 4: A tiny, bent, old, blue, Swiss pen. An old, blue, tiny, bent, Swiss pen. A bent, tiny, old, blue, Swiss pen. 5: My funny, tall, middle-aged, Italian husband. My tall, funny, middle-aged, Italian husband. My middle-aged, tall, Italian, funny, husband. 6: a small Canadian thin lady a thin small Canadian lady a small thin Canadian lady 7: a big red plastic hat a bit plastic red hat a red big plastic hat 8: a wooden old square table an old square wooden table an old wooden square table
a blue beautiful sailing boat a blue sailing beautiful boat a sailing beautiful blue boat a beautiful blue sailing boat a small Japanese serving bowl a Japanese small serving bowl a small serving Japanese bowl a serving small Japanese bowl a French new exciting band an exciting French new band an exciting new French band an new French exciting band a steel new carving knife a carving steel new knife a new steel carving knife a new carving steel knife an old cotton dirty tie a dirty old cotton tie a dirty cotton old tie a cotton dirty old tie Which is the correct order?
Put them in right order 1. cat white a small 2. interesting that film German 3. red liquid warm a 4. some beautiful Spanish songs traditional 5. tennis dirty plastic shoes 6. lovely the old village 7. next weeks three the 8. my girlfriends first two 9. small interesting Spanish An book. 10. A house. small modern beautiful 11. cotton funny green A cap. 12. rectangular modern picture. An ugly