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Opinion vs fact adjectives

Opinion adjectives express what the speaker thinks of something; e.g. nice, handsome, brilliant, etc., and fact adjectives give us information about something such as age, size, colour, material, etc.

When we use two or more adjectives together, opinion adjectives usually go before fact adjectives.

  • They live in an amazing modern attic. 
  • She’s a beautiful young woman. 


Order of fact adjectives

When we use two or more fact adjectives together, they normally go in the following order:
Adjective order