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  • Adjective order

    Exercise 1

    Choose suitable adjectives to complete the sentences below.

    1 Do you like my  new shoes?

    2 Matt is an intelligent old man.

    3 They use new  wooden spoons to eat.

    4 I've bought some red cups for the party.

    5 You need to wash that old blanket.

    6 Have you seen my blue cotton sweater?

    7 I've bought a antique Egyptian statue.

    8 The victim is a middle-aged black man.

    9 The murder weapon was a long metal bar.

    10 She is a young woman.


  • 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

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