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  • Adjective order

    Exercise 1

    Choose suitable adjectives to complete the sentences below.

    1Do you like my  new shoes?

    2Matt is an intelligent old man.

    3They use new  wooden spoons to eat.

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

    5You need to wash that old blanket.

    6Have you seen my blue cotton sweater?

    7I've bought a antique Egyptian statue.

    8The victim is a middle-aged black man.

    9The murder weapon was a long metal bar.

    10She 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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