Adjective Placement and Order for intermediate learners

In this lesson, we will learn the place of adjectives in a sentence and where they appear. We will also learn about the order of different types of adjectives

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"Adjective Placement and Order" in the English Grammar

What Are Adjectives and Their Positions?

Adjectives are used before nouns to describe them. They can also be used after linking verbs. In this lesson, we will mainly talk about their position before nouns.

Types of Adjectives

Adjectives are used before nouns to show their:

  • Characteristic
  • Size
  • Age
  • Shape
  • Color

Here are a few examples:

The beautiful little girl

A big fat cat

Order of Adjectives

Adjectives are used in special order before nouns. Here are the adjectives written in order on the list:

  1. Opinion
  2. Size
  3. Age
  4. Shape
  5. Color

Here are a few examples:

It was an awful big piece of meat.

This table is made of a ten-year-old white piece of wood.

Review

Adjectives are descriptive words that are usually used before nouns or after linking verbs. They are used in the following order.

  1. Opinion
  2. Size
  3. Age
  4. Shape
  5. Color

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