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Types of Adjectives

Determiner are used before the adjectives.

Determiner is used so we know if the noun is singular or plural, definite or indefinite

  • a, an, the, my, your, several, whose, its, those, some our

Order of adjectives

1) Opinion / observation: This explains what we are thinking about something. Normally this is our opinion, attitude or observations. These types of adjectives most times will be before all other adjectives.

  • beautiful, boring, stimulating, stupid, delicious, useful, lovely, comfortable

2) Size: Tells us how big or small something is.

  • big, large, little, short, small, tall, huge, tiny

3) Shape / Weight / Length: Tells about the shape of something or how long or short it is. It can also refer to the weight of someone or something.

  • round, oval, square, circular, boxy, fat, heavy, straight, long, short,

4) Age: Tells us how old someone or something is.

  • old, young, new, ancient, antique

5) Colour: The colour or the approximate colour of something.

  • yellow, black, red, white, brown, whitish, blueish

6) Pattern: The pattern or design of something.

  • striped, spotted, checked, flowery

7) Origin: Tells us where something is from.

  • Thai, British, Italian, eastern, Australian, French

8) Material: What is the thing made of or constructed of?

  • sliver, wooden, silk, paper, synthetic, cotton, woollen

9) Noun: The figure that is receiving the adjectives

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