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Order of Adjectives

There is a correct order of adjectives in sentences.

A cat is using the correct order of adjectives to describe something.

Honest. It was huge, long, young, grey and furry. It had evil big, blue eyes with long, sharp, white teeth that could take your tail off with one bit. And a long and leathery tail like a whip.

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

• Big blue eyes.
• A small black plastic bag.
• An old Indian story
• An interesting Chinese painting.

Remember: Articles – Opinion – Size – Shape – Age – Colour – Where from – Material – Noun.
  • Exercise 1

    Remember: Articles – Opinion – Size – Shape – Age – Colour – Where from – Material – Noun.

    Are these adjectives in the correct order?

    Remember: Articles – Opinion – Size – Shape – Age – Colour – Where from – Material – Noun.

    Are these adjectives in the correct order?

    Exercise 2

    Remember: Articles – Opinion – Size – Shape – Age – Colour – Where from – Material – Noun.

    Click and drag the words up or down to put them in the correct order.

    Remember: Articles – Opinion – Size – Shape – Age – Colour – Where from – Material – Noun.

    Put the sentences in the correct order.

    Exercise 3

    Remember: Articles – Opinion – Size – Shape – Age – Colour – Where from – Material – Noun.

    CAREFULLY complete  the sentences using all the words given.

    CAREFULLY complete the sentences using all the words given.

    Exercise 4

    Click and drag the words up or down to put them in the correct order.

    Put the sentences in the correct order.

  • Remember: Articles – Opinion – Size – Shape – Age – Colour – Where from – Material – Noun.

    Four cheap-looking, medium-sized, bell-shaped, plastic bells.

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  • Order of Adjectives
    Do this video lesson if you need more help. (3:30) 

    More than one adjective before a noun
    More than one adjective before a noun we connect them with a hyphen. No hyphen when it comes after the noun. (3:30)

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