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Order of adjectives

  1. 1. • Adjectives are used to describe people, animals and non-living things • Basically, adjectives are used for description
  2. 2. Adjectives can be classified into many categories. In English, adjectives are generally used in the order: Quantity: •few, no, one, two, three, four, several, many, all, some, every, each Opinion: •good, best, bad, worst, mediocre, awful, fantastic, pretty, ugly, clean, dirty, wasteful, difficult, comfortable, valuable, worthless, useful, important, evil, angelic, rare, scarce, rich, lovely, disgusting, amazing, surprising, troublesome, usual, pointless.
  3. 3. Size •heavy, light, big, small, tiny, tall, short, fat, thin, slender, lean, underweight, lanky, wide, enormous, huge, vast, great, monstrous, weighty, slim, trim, hefty, gigantic, obese Age •young, old, baby, teenage, ancient, antique, old- fashioned, youthful, elderly, mature, adolescent, recent, modern
  4. 4. Shape •round, circular, square, triangular, oval, flat, wavy, straight, cylindrical, oblong, crooked, distorted Colour •pink, orange, red, yellowish, dark-green, blue, purple, black, white, grey, brown, tanned, pastel Origin •Italian, Malaysian, American, Spanish, Scottish, Mexican, French, Irish, English, Australian, African, Indian, Russian, German
  5. 5. Material •glass, wooden, concrete, fabric, cotton, plastic, leather, ceramic, metal, steel Purpose •folding, swinging, working, ruuning, cooking, sleeping, dancing, rolling, walking
  6. 6. Write as many suitable adjectives to describe the following nouns. Victory A victory. A glorious victory.
  7. 7. Write as many suitable adjectives to describe the following nouns. Husband A husband. A wonderful husband. A wonderful middle-aged husband.
  8. 8. Write as many suitable adjectives to describe the following nouns. College A college. An old college. An old American college.
  9. 9. Write as many suitable adjectives to describe the following nouns. House The house. The big house. The big blue house. The big blue wooden house.
  10. 10. Write as many suitable adjectives to describe the following nouns. Flower A flower. A beautiful flower. A beautiful purple flower. A beautiful purple Australian flower.
  11. 11. Are these words correct? A black big bear. That old talkative man. An old ceramic lovely coffee mug. Our teacher was ill. Old King Cole was a merry old soul.
  12. 12. He lives in a district that was eastern. She is a lovely well-mannered lady. That policeman seemed to be very annoyed. There were countless problems with the machinery.
  13. 13. A big fierce dog.

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