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order of adjectives

alt : order of adjectives.pdf englishforeveryone.org Name________________ Date________________ OOrrddeerr ooff AAddjjeeccttiivveess •• In English, it is common to use more than one adjective to describe a noun. These adjectives must be used in the proper order. EExxaammppllee:: Here is a beautiful, red, cloth flag. Why does beautiful come before red? Why does red come before cloth? •• Understanding the proper order of adjectives takes practice. Use the following table to practice using the proper order of adjectives in the following sentences. NNuummbbeerr OOppiinniioonn SSiizzee AAggee SShhaappee CCoolloorr OOrriiggiinn MMaatteerriiaall PPuurrppoossee NNoouunn small round German red sleeping generous old man four metal DDiirreeccttiioonnss:: Choose the correct order of adjectives in the following sentences. 11)) The woman is wearing a ________ dress. AA)) yellow long BB)) long yellow 22)) He is a ________ man. AA)) tall thin BB)) thin tall 33)) The company makes ________ products. AA)) excellent farming BB)) farming excellent 44)) James recently departed on a ________ trip. AA)) camping long BB)) long camping 55)) I love eating ________ strawberries. AA)) red big BB)) big red 66)) The ________ woman did well on the test. AA)) intelligent young BB)) young intelligent 77)) The ticket costs ________ dollars. AA)) ten US BB)) US ten 88)) The scientists have found a ________ cure for the disease. AA)) new great BB)) great new 99)) I am going to wear my ________ tie to the wedding. AA)) big cotton blue BB)) blue big cotton CC)) big blue cotton 1100)) Please recycle those ________ bottles. AA)) three water empty BB)) three empty water CC)) water empty three 1111)) She packed her clothes in a ________ box. AA)) green flimsy cardboard BB)) flimsy green cardboard CC)) cardboard flimsy green 1122)) Their dog is a ________ shepherd. AA)) brown big German BB)) big brown German CC)) German big brown 1133)) I am drinking from a ________ cup. AA)) small English tea BB)) tea small English CC)) English small tea 1144)) My ________ teacher talks for hours! AA)) philosophy old boring BB)) old philosophy boring CC)) boring philosophy old DD)) boring old philosophy DDiirreeccttiioonnss:: Now write two of your own sentences using more than one adjective to describe a noun. 11)) ____________________________________________________________________________ 22)) ____________________________________________________________________________ To download the pdf, simply point your cursor to the pdf above: 1) wait for the download button to show up at the top. OR 2) right click your mouse, then click "save as".