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Adjective Order - English Grammar
- English Grammar
- English Adjectives
- Adjective Order - English Grammar
There are general rules for using two or more adjectives together.
In most cases adjectives are
placed before the noun.
It is not common to used more then 3 adjectives together, but it is
possible and is grammatically correct.
- I love that really old big green antique car
that always parks at the end of the street.
- My sister has a beautiful big tan and white,
When an article is used such as "a", "an" or "the", then the
article is placed before the adjective.
The 9 different adjective groups are listed below.
The order of the adjectives is as followed:
- Determiner - a, an, her, five, many, much
- Opinion - pretty, ugly, smart, cheap, etc
- Size - big, fat, thin, tall, large, small etc.
- Shape - circle, square, tall, short etc
- Age - old, young 10 years, a year, a week, new
- Color - yellow, green, pink etc
- Origin - American, English, Asian, Middle
European, Chinese etc
- Material - cotton, wood, plastic, cloth, glass,
- Purpose/Qualifier - hat box, sleeping bag,
island, football field, etc
When there are 2 or more adjectives that are from the same group
"and" is placed between the 2 adjectives
- The house is green and red.
- The library has old and new books
When there are 3 or more adjectives from the same adjective group.