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  • 1. FILE 2A: ADJECTIVE ORDER EXPLANATION AND EXERCISES
  • 2. • Adjective Order• When using more than one adjective to describe a noun place the adjectives in the following order before the noun.• NOTE: We usually use no more than three adjectives preceding a noun.
  • 3. OPINIONe.g: an interesting book, a boring lectureDIMENSIONe.g: a big apple, a thin walletAGEe.g: a new car, a modern building, an ancient ruinSHAPEe.g: a square box, an oval mask, a round ballCOLOURe.g: a pink hat, a blue book, a black coatORIGINe.g: some Italian shoes, a Canadian town, an American carMATERIALe.g: a wooden box, a woolen sweater, a plastic toy
  • 4. Here are some examples of nouns modified with threeadjectives in the correct order based on the list above.Notice that the adjectives are not separated by commas.A wonderful old Italian clock. (opinion - age - origin)A big square blue box. (dimension - shape - color)A disgusting pink plastic ornament. (opinion - color -material)Some slim new French trousers. (dimension - age - origin)
  • 5. ADJECTIVE ORDER QUIZPlace the three adjectives in the correct order before the noun.
  • 6. book- interesting- small -Spanish
  • 7. CORRECTAn interesting small Spanish book Opinion- size- origin
  • 8. picture- modern - ugly - rectangular
  • 9. CORRECTAn ugly modern rectangular picture opinion- age- shape
  • 10. apple -ripe - green - delicious
  • 11. CORRECTA delicious ripe green apple opinion- age - colour
  • 12. suit- woolen - large - black
  • 13. CORRECTa large black woollen suitsize – colour- material
  • 14. house- beautiful - modern - small
  • 15. CORRECTa beautiful small modern houseopinion- size – age
  • 16. magazine- German - slender - strange
  • 17. CORRECTa strange slender German magazine opinion- dimension – origin
  • 18. cap- cotton - funny - green
  • 19. CORRECTa funny green cotton capopinion- colour-material