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Ms. Lopez February 13th, 2012. Definition Adjectives are words that describe or modify another person or thing in the sentence. The Articles a, an, and.

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1 Ms. Lopez February 13th, 2012

2 Definition Adjectives are words that describe or modify another person or thing in the sentence. The Articles a, an, and the are adjectives.Articles

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4 THE ROYAL ORDER OF ADJECTIVES DeterminerObservationPhysical DescriptionOriginMaterial Qualifier/ Purpose Noun SizeShapeAgeColor abeautiful old Italian touringcar anexpensive antique silver mirror fourgorgeous long- stemmed red silk roses her short black hair our big old English sheepdog those square woodenhatboxes thatdilapidatedlittle huntingcabin several enormous young American basketballplayers somedelicious Thai food Determiner or article Determiners e.g. this, that, these, those, my, mine, your, yours, him, his, her, hers, they, their, Sam's ; or Articles - a, an, the Nationality : e.g. Hong Kong, Chinese, English, American, Canadian, Japanese Religion: e.g. Buddhist, Taoist, Christian, Moslem, pagan, atheist

5 1. a small Canadian thin lady 2. a Canadian small thin lady 3. a small thin Canadian lady 4. a thin small Canadian lady 1. a carving steel new knife 2. a new steel carving knife 3. a steel new carving knife 4. a new carving steel knife 1. a beautiful blue sailing boat 2. a blue beautiful sailing boat 3. a sailing beautiful blue boat 4. a blue sailing beautiful boat 1. an old wooden square table 2. a square wooden old table 3. an old square wooden table 4. a wooden old square table 1.an new French exciting band 2.a French new exciting band 3.an exciting French new band 4.an exciting new French band 1)a red big plastic hat 2)a big red plastic hat 3)a plastic big red hat 4)a bit plastic red hat 1.a small Japanese serving bowl 2.a Japanese small serving bowl 3.a small serving Japanese bowl 4.a serving small Japanese bowl 1.a cotton dirty old tie 2.a dirty cotton old tie 3.an old cotton dirty tie 4.a dirty old cotton tie 1. a small Canadian thin lady 2. a Canadian small thin lady 3. a small thin Canadian lady 4. a thin small Canadian lady # 3. Correct! Size, shape, then origin 1. a carving steel new knife 2. a new steel carving knife 3. a steel new carving knife 4. a new carving steel knife # 2. Correct! Age, material, then purpose 1. a beautiful blue sailing boat 2. a blue beautiful sailing boat 3. a sailing beautiful blue boat 4. a blue sailing beautiful boat #1. Correct! Opinion, colour, then purpose 1. an old wooden square table 2. a square wooden old table 3. an old square wooden table 4. a wooden old square table #3. Correct! Age, shape, then material 1.an new French exciting band 2.a French new exciting band 3.an exciting French new band 4.an exciting new French band # 4. Correct! Opinion, age, then origin 1)a red big plastic hat 2)a big red plastic hat 3)a plastic big red hat 4)a bit plastic red hat # 2. Correct! Size, colour, then material 1.a small Japanese serving bowl 2.a Japanese small serving bowl 3.a small serving Japanese bowl 4.a serving small Japanese bowl # 1. Correct! Size, origin, then purpose 1.a cotton dirty old tie 2.a dirty cotton old tie 3.an old cotton dirty tie 4.a dirty old cotton tie # 4. Correct! Opinion, age, then material.

6 Round small reading lamp German old yellow car Wooden huge sailing ship Physics boring old teacher Slim Canadian handsome snowboarder Sugar blue round bowl A SMALL ROUND READING LAMP AN OLD YELLOW GERMAN CAR A HUGE WOODEN SAILING SHIP A BORING OLD PHYSICS TEACHER A HANDSOME SLIM CANADIAN SNOWBOARDER A ROUND BLUE SUGAR BOWL

7 Word Order for Adjectives Exercise Below you can see a diagram explaining the position of adjectives before a noun. Use it to answer the questions which follow. OPINION –CONDITION- SIZE -AGE -COLOUR -ORIGIN -MATERIAL -NOUN Order the words in the boxes. my teacher old maths smellynew a perfect system black small box Turkish a old18th century a Scottish fantastic castle man a fat friendly young businessman horrible greedy tall our headmaster boring a big old brown bear wooden dark a table longstudent self-righteous a middle-class city a Spanish beautiful oldspoilt boy nasty a little arts nice teacher French ourgreen-eyed gorgeous black-haired a girl

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