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Order of Adjectives: English Adjective Lesson

This English adjective lesson will help you use adjectives in the correct order.

Watch the video then do the revision exercises.  If you need more help then read the text below before trying the exercises.

There is a correct order of adjectives in sentences.
Articles – Opinion – Size – Shape – Age – Colour – Where from – Material – Noun.

  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

The cute, white cat . . . (article – opinion – colour – noun)
. . . is looking at the large yellow and white slippers.’
(article – size – colour – colour – noun)

The small, round six-month old kitten is licking her fur.’
(article – size – shape – age – noun)

The cute, white cat is looking at the large yellow and white slippers.

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.
Now do the revision exercises.