In English, it is common to use more than one adjective before a noun — for example, “He's a silly young fool,” or “She's a smart, energetic woman.”
When you use more than one adjective, you have to put them in the right order, according to type. This page will explain the different types of adjectives and the correct order for them.
1. The basic types of adjectives
An opinion adjective explains what you think about something (other people may not agree with you).
For example: silly, beautiful, horrible, difficult
A size adjective, of course, tells you how big or small something is.
For example: large, tiny, enormous, little
An age adjective tells you how young or old something or someone is.
For example: ancient, new, young, old
A shape adjective describes the shape of something.
For example: square, round, flat, rectangular
A colour adjective, of course, describes the colour of something.
For example: blue, pink, reddish, grey
An origin adjective describes where something comes from.
For example: French, lunar, American, eastern, Greek
A material adjective describes what something is made from.
For example: wooden, metal, cotton, paper
A purpose adjective describes what something is used for. These adjectives often end with “-ing”.
For example: sleeping (as in “sleeping bag”), roasting (as in “roasting tin”)
2. Some examples of adjective order
Which is the correct order?
a blue beautiful sailing boat an exciting French new band
a sailing beautiful blue boat an new French exciting band
a blue sailing beautiful boat an exciting new French band
a a beautiful blue sailing boat a French new exciting band
a plastic big red hat a Canadian small thin lady
a big red plastic hat a small Canadian thin lady
a bit plastic red hat a small thin Canadian lady
a red big plastic hat a thin small Canadian lady
a serving small Japanese bowl an old wooden square table
a small serving Japanese bowl a wooden old square table
a Japanese small serving bowl a square wooden old table
a small Japanese serving bowl an old square wooden table
Do you know these basic adjectives?
Explaine in English:
Who is polite? Who is rude? Who is lazy? Who is hard- working?
Who is greedy? Who is clever? Who is honest? Who is dishonest?
Who is angry? Who is energetic? Who is shy? Who is noisy ? Who is brave?
Who is ambitious? Who is creative? Who is patient? Who is caring? Who is quiet?
Who is kind? Who is friendly? Who is loyal? Who is bossy? Who is boring?
Who is stubborn? Who is sensitive? Who is outgoing? Who is sociable? Who is fit?
Choose the correct adjective:
Please can I have a clean plate? This one is very _____.
A bad B dirty C ugly D dark
Please put the light on. It's very ____ in here.
A weak B bad C thin D dark
I need some new shoes. These ones are really ___.
A full B weak C old D sad
I couldn't eat anything more. I'm completely ____.
A full B empty C thin D strong
I don't like that photo. I look really ____.
A closed B ugly C difficult D open
I'm quite heavy now, but when I was younger I was very ____.
A thin B short C small D high
Don't sit on the grass. It's still ___ because it was raining earlier today.
A wet B low C dry D light
It's a very ___ story. It made me cry when I read it.
- A clean B bad C sad D weak
It's not ____ to remember all the new words when you are learning a language.
A slow B easy C empty D light
In my country, a few people are very rich, but many people are ____.
A poor B weak C low D fast
He's a good student. He learns very ____.
- A fast B slowly C openly D highly
Don't touch that! It's very ___ and it will burn you.
-A difficult B hot C strong D cold
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