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    • FILE 2A: ADJECTIVE ORDER EXPLANATION AND EXERCISES
      • 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.
    • OPINION e.g : an interesting book, a boring lecture DIMENSION e.g: a big apple, a thin wallet AGE e.g: a new car, a modern building, an ancient ruin SHAPE e.g: a square box, an oval mask, a round ball COLOUR e.g: a pink hat, a blue book, a black coat ORIGIN e.g: some Italian shoes, a Canadian town, an American car MATERIAL e.g: a wooden box, a woolen sweater, a plastic toy
    • Here are some examples of nouns modified with three adjectives 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)
    • ADJECTIVE ORDER QUIZ
      • Place the three adjectives in the correct order before the noun.
    • book- interesting- small -Spanish
    • CORRECT An interesting small Spanish book Opinion- size- origin
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    • picture- modern - ugly - rectangular
    • CORRECT An ugly modern rectangular picture opinion- age- shape
    • apple -ripe - green - delicious
    • CORRECT A delicious ripe green apple opinion- age - colour
    • suit- woolen - large - black
    • CORRECT a large black woollen suit size – colour- material
    • house- beautiful - modern - small
    • CORRECT a beautiful small modern house opinion- size – age
    • magazine- German - slender - strange
    • CORRECT a strange slender German magazine opinion- dimension – origin
    • cap- cotton - funny - green
    • CORRECT a funny green cotton cap opinion- colour-material