Order of adjectives a................. summer holiday a(n)................. man................. vegetable soup a..............................................table -long, nice -young, interesting -delicious, hot -round, wooden, beautiful, large
Order of adjectives anicelongsummer holiday aninterestingyoungman delicioushotvegetable soup abeautifullarge round woodentable
Order of adjectives OPINIONFACT anicelongsummer holiday aninterestingyoungman delicioushotvegetable soup abeautifullarge round woodentable opinion adjectives vs. fact adjectives
Order of adjectives Sequence of fact adjectives 1. SIZE (tiny, small, huge, etc.) 2. SHAPE (round, square, rectangular, etc.) 3. AGE (old, new, ancient, etc.) 4. COLOUR (red, blue, green, etc.) 5. ORIGIN (British, American, Hungarian, etc.) 6. MATERIAL (gold, copper, silk, etc.)
a tall young man (1 3) big blue eyes (1 4) a small black plastic bag (1 4 6) an old Russian song (3 5) an old white cotton shirt (3 4 6) a small rectangular blue car (...) a long red Italian silk tie a gigantic ancient brick house a small American tin clock a huge rectangular pepperoni pizza 1. SIZE 2. SHAPE 3. AGE 4. COLOUR 5. ORIGIN 6. MATERIAL
Inversion 1.changing the normal positions of verb and subject: (6) Her father stood in the doorway. In the doorway stood his father. 2.using a question form of the main verb: (14) He has rarely seen such a sunset. Rarely has he seen such a sunset. He showed me his ID. I only let him in then. Only then did I let him in.
1. Incy Wincy spider climbed up the water spout, Down came the rain and washed poor Incy out. Out came the sunshine and dried up all the rain, And Incy Wincy spider climbed up the spout again. In the doorway stood his father. Along the street came a strange procession. Here comes Sandra’s car. I lit the fuse and after a few seconds up went the rocket. Dave began to open the three parcels. Inside the first was a book of crosswords from his Aunt Alice.
2. inversion in comparisons with as and than (3) inversion in conditional sentences (without if) (3) inversion after so + adjective (... that); such + be (... that) (3) inversion after neither.../nor... (2) inversion after negative adverbials (3)
This was the first time the race had been won by a European athlete. Never before had the race been won... The plane had only just taken off when smoke started to appear in the cabin. No sooner had the plane taken off than... She made no sound as she crept upstairs. Not a sound did she make...
This window must not be unlocked without prior permission. On no account can this window be unlocked... He only thought about having a holiday abroad after he retired. Not until he retired did he think about... She didn’t realize what would happen to her next. Little did she realize...
Inversion inversion after negative adverbials: - never (before), rarely, seldom - hardly, barely, scarcely, no sooner - only (only if/when, only then, only later, only once...only by, only in, only with...) - under no circumstances, on no account, at no time, in no way, on no condition - not until, not only... (but also) - little
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