Tuesday, 19 November 2013

The position and order of adjectives in the sentences

Adjective order in a sentence:

1.Opinion  An opinion adjective explains what you think about something   (other people may not agree with you).
Examples: silly, beautiful, horrible, difficult, nice, rude

2.Sizesize adjective, of course, tells you how big or small something is.
Examples: large, tiny, enormous, little, long, short,etc

3.AgeAn age adjective tells you how young or old something or someone is.
Examples: ancient, new, young, old

4.Shapeshape adjective describes the shape of something.
Examples: square, round, flat, rectangular, curly, wavy, straight,etc.

5.Colourcolour adjective, of course, describes the colour of something.
Examples: blue, pink, reddish, grey, dark brown, light blue,etc

6.OriginAn origin adjective describes where something comes from.
Examples: French, lunar, American, eastern, Greek, Portuguese,etc

7.Materialmaterial adjective describes what something is made from.
Examples: wooden, metal, cotton, paper, plastic,etc.

  • John is a nice (1) tall (2) young(3) slim(4) Scottish (6) boy.
  • Susan has got a small (2) old (3) white (5) Italian (6) car.
  • Brian lives in a comfortable (1) large(2) old (3) house.
  • Helen has got short (2) wavy (4) light brownM (5) hair and big (2) almond (4) green(5) eyes.
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