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

"Adjective Placement and Order" in the English Grammar

Where Are Adjectives Placed?

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

Adjectives: Types

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 appear in a special order before nouns. Here is the correct order of adjectives in a sentence:

  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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