order of the adjectives in English

The definitive guide to know the order of the adjectives in English.

In a language we often were orations that do not have anything to do with how the tenth ones in Spanish. For example, in an oration we can use many words: articles, nouns, verbs, determinants, etc€¦
But, how they are become ordained the adjectives in English if we have more than two?


What tenth ones first, the size, the form, the age, the origin place, the opinion that they suggest to us?
We see the following examples that will help to understand it better us:

what is necessary to say then?

1-A beautiful tall woman €” €” €” - > high a gorgeous woman
2-A tall beautiful woman €” €” €” €” > a gorgeous high woman

In this case the answer is number 1. Later we will see why.

In order to remember the correct order of the adjectives in English we must know how some simpler things first.
We are going to give some incredible tools to you to be able to know the correct order of the adjectives in a phrase.

The order within a phrase remembers.

order of an adjective in English

It remembers that the adjectives are placed in front of the names but ahead we will be able to have an article or another determinant.

But what happens if there are several together adjectives? Which goes first?

You do not worry, the best way to know which is the order of the adjectives is to think if it is easy to modify or no.
The adjectives easiest to change go in the first positions and last the adjectives that are more difficult to change.

Computer graphics of €œAdjectives in order€.

We are going to see this computer graphics that are going to us to make the easiest life.

computer graphics of the order of the adjectives

Examples of the order of the adjectives in English.

We see examples of how here to order adjectives in English:

To big fat IBRD.
An interesting old Indian carpet.
To striped silk T-shirt
Comfortable Some black sleepers
Four small round wooden tables
Those funny little old women
Blue An expensive brand new striped Italian to car.

Now you will think€¦ and how I decide to me all this?

It creates one regulates mnemonics.

It is impossible? No. There is nothing no impossible. Surely if we are having a conversation we are not going away to decide of where the adjectives go. But€¦ we are sincere, whichever times we used speaking more than three or four together adjectives. Often we did not use nor two adjectives.

However, nowadays we used much the email or the mobile to communicate to us. Here if that is important that we remember which is the order of the adjectives or will sound stranger. So, in the written scope it is easier that it happens to us, or so that we are making a writing of examination and we want to demonstrate that we know where the adjectives in English are placed or because we make a commentary to a friend by the mobile.

My students, arrived at this point, tell me: €œHe continues being difficult to remember the order€. But then, we make an exercise that usually likes much to all the students. We create one regulates simple mnemonics to remember something more complicated.
We began?

we begin to work with the adjectives

In an occasion, all we put ourselves to think and after a minute somebody only shelp: €œthe initials of the three last ones form word COM€€¦ €œWhy we did not create the name of a webpage with the initials that helps us€
To all it seemed to us a brilliant idea
In that one occasion between all we chose:
opinion
size
age
shape
color
origin
material
opsiash.com
But in other occasions it appeared:
osas.com that is easier to remember but that they can confuse the €œS to us€.
or for example osash.com

rule mnemonics to order adjectives in English

The question is to choose the one that is easier to you to remember and to write it in pencil in a corner of the leaf while beams a writing. Thus it will be there whenever you need it. You will be able to throw a look to him and to write writings with two or three adjectives for some name. By the way€¦ this is very well in a writing of the examination of Cambridge of the First Certifies to you and we can impress our readers (the examiners).
But really this nmemot©cnica rule works. The answer is that my students are enchanted. However, I have to say that once done the basic thing that is to find a rule that is easy to us to remember, the following thing is equal or more important.

Lists of adjectives.

Don't mention it is worth to remember the rule mnemonics that we have created if we do not know not one adjective, no.

I recommend you that you look for by Internet, in your book of class, the book that you are reading, in a magazine, etc. thus you will be able to add some adjectives more to these small lists or to create your own lists:

General opinion:

good-good
beautiful-bonito/a/gorgeous
bad- bad
astonishing-incredible/extraordinary
lovely-charmer
great-fantastic
strange-strange
Nice-nice/beautiful
excellent brilliant-shining/
nasty-disagreeable
excellent-excellent
wonderful-wonderful
important-important
awful-ugly/horrible

Specific opinion adjectives:

(normally after the general opinions if they appear together)

movable buildings/:
cozy-cosy
comfortable-comfortable

animal/people:
friendly-amiable/friendly
clever-ready
stupid-idiot

food:
tasty-sdabroso
delicious-delicious
salty-salty
bland-solo

size/Measure:

big- great
small-small
large-great/extensive
tiny-tiny
huge-enormous
heavy metal-heavy
thin-thin
thick-thickness
wide-I widen
low-under
high-high (things)
massive- very great
little-small
short- low
tall-high (people)
narrow-narrow
deep-deep

age:

old-old
new-new
Young-coven
ancient-old/old
adolescent-adolescent
adul-adult

shape:

square-squared
oval-oval
straight-straight
round-round
conical-conical
hollow-hollow
spherical-spherical
curved-curved
crooked-twisting
rectangular-rectangular

colour:

network-red
dwelled purple-purple/
yellow-yellow
black-black
turquoise-turkish
beige-beige
blue-blue
white-target
green-green
Brown-brown
orange-orange
(and to their possible combinations:
dark blue blue dark
light blue blue clearly
blueish- bluish)

origin:

the premises local/de the zone
Spanish-Spanish
western-del the west
northern- of the northern north/
southern- of the southern south/
eastern- of the east
Celtic-Celt
Italian-Italian
Indian-Indian
Mexican-Mexican
Scottish-Scottish
Thai-Thailander

material:

cotton-of cotton
silk-of silk
silver-of silver
Golden Delicious-gilded
wooden-of wood
leather-leather
plastic-plastic
metal-metal

The next time that you write a writing for the school or an official examination, tries to practice and to use more than two adjectives. Your work will be compensated and as much the professor how the examiners will see that you dominate this aspect of the language.

so is important the place of an adjective?

Then, it would tell you that it can help to secure an extra point you in an examination as the FCE and this can even cause that you pass if you are in the limit of the approved one or of the suspension.

Exercises to order adjectives in English:

Exercises:
1-Dog you give me the _______________glasses? (plastic, big, blue)
2-The girl is wearing to _______________skirt. (Scottish, cotton, network)
3-Have found to _____________purse in the market. (tiny, Indian, lovely)
4-All the boys agree to go with the__________________ guide. (American, tall, old)
5-My first to car was a/an ________________________Ferrari (old, Italian, network)
6-We stayed AT to ______________________house during our holidays. (huge, beautiful, Greek)
7-The _____________________field was plenty of flowers (large, green)
8-It was to ______________________wallet. (to leather, Brown, Nice)
9- She is a/an _______________woman (Young, interesting)
10- They want to buy a/an _________________house in Italy (old, cozy, small)
11- It was a/an _________________monument. (ancient, huge, Mexican)
12- they fish to _______________shark with the net. (terrible, long, congregation)
13- My ____________aunty is to lovely woman. (old, favourite)
14- All you need is to __________bath. (long, relaxing)
15- There is to ____________photo of my is in the house. (lovely, oval, big)

Answers/answers:
1- big blue plastic
2- network Scottish cotton
3- lovely tiny Indian
4- tall old American
5- old network Italian
6- beautiful huge Greek
7- large green
8- Nice Brown to leather
9- interesting Young
10- cozy small old
11- huge ancient Mexican
12- terrible long congregation
13- favourite old
14- relaxing long
15- lovely big oval

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Peter F.
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