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  1. 1. FILE 2A: ADJECTIVE ORDER EXPLANATION AND EXERCISES
  2. 2. <ul><li>Adjective Order </li></ul><ul><li>When using more than one adjective to describe a noun place the adjectives in the following order before the noun. </li></ul><ul><li>NOTE: We usually use no more than three adjectives preceding a noun. </li></ul>
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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)
  5. 5. ADJECTIVE ORDER QUIZ <ul><li>Place the three adjectives in the correct order before the noun. </li></ul>
  6. 6. book- interesting- small -Spanish
  7. 7. CORRECT An interesting small Spanish book Opinion- size- origin
  8. 10. picture- modern - ugly - rectangular
  9. 11. CORRECT An ugly modern rectangular picture opinion- age- shape
  10. 12. apple -ripe - green - delicious
  11. 13. CORRECT A delicious ripe green apple opinion- age - colour
  12. 14. suit- woolen - large - black
  13. 15. CORRECT a large black woollen suit size – colour- material
  14. 16. house- beautiful - modern - small
  15. 17. CORRECT a beautiful small modern house opinion- size – age
  16. 18. magazine- German - slender - strange
  17. 19. CORRECT a strange slender German magazine opinion- dimension – origin
  18. 20. cap- cotton - funny - green
  19. 21. CORRECT a funny green cotton cap opinion- colour-material

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