Monday, May 11, 2009

The order of adjectives

In English, there are rules regulating its usage. The use of adjectives is of no exception too. If you can remember this order of the types of adjectives, you should have no problems using this part of speech.

Remember this order: opinion , dimension, age, shape, colour, origin, material + nouns

Another thing to bear in mind is you should not use more than three adjectives before of a noun.

Here are some examples:
1 opinion, dimension, age + noun
A good, big, new car.

2 shape, colour, material + noun
A round red rubber ball

3 opinion, colour, origin
A beautiful yellow Japanese doll.

4 age, colour, origin + noun
An old blue British car

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