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Lesson: Celebrity heroes

ORDER OF ADJECTIVES

ADJECTIVE ORDER

In English, it is common to use more than one adjective before a noun. For instance: Hes a silly young fool. When you use more than one adjective, you have to put them in the right order, according to type:

1.OPINION 2. SIZE 3. AGE 4. SHAPE 5. COLOUR 6. ORIGIN 7. MATERIAL 8. PURPOSE

OPINION An opinion adjective explains what you think about something or somebody: silly, beautiful, pretty, harsh, difficult, . SIZE A size adjective, of course, tells you how big or small something is: large, tiny, enormous, little, small, huge,

AGE young, old, ancient, new, antique,

SHAPE square, round, flat,

COLOUR red, reddish, brown, hazel, red, yellow,

ORIGIN an origin adjective describes where somebody or something comes from: French, American, Greek, eastern, western, MATERIAL describes what something is made from: paper, plastic, metal, wooden, steel, iron, PURPOSE describes what something is used for: sleeping bag, roasting tin,