Wednesday, January 7, 2009

How to use more than two adjectives together

When two or more adjectives are used to describe the same noun, they should follow this order:

Number, quality, size, shape, age, colour, origin/material, then a noun

Examples of sentences involving more than two adjectives are as follows:

1 A good small round old yellow rubber ball. [complete set 1]

2 Two shiny small square old gold Chinese coin. [complete set 2]

3 An old woolen overall. [two adjectives]

4 A ferocious big grey dog. [three adjectives]

5 Three round new black iron spheres. [four adjectives]

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