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Correct order of adjectives

There is a correct order of adjectives in sentences.

1. Articles: a, an, the
2. Opinion: interesting, boring, cute
3. Size: big, small, tiny, large
4. Shape: triangular, square
5. Age: old, modern, young
6. Colour: blue, black, red
7. Where from: Indian, Ankara, Russia, Chinese
8. Material: plastic, wooden, paper
9. Noun: eyes, bag, story, book, painting, cat

  • Big blue eyes. (size + colour + noun)
  • A small black plastic bag. (article + size + colour + material + noun)
  • An old Indian story.
  • An interesting Chinese painting.