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  • English Adjective Word Order (video and exercise)

    Knowing how to order multiple adjectives in one sentence can really help your English sound more natural and fluent, especially when you’re talking to native speakers.

    For example, do you know how to correctly order the adjectives in the sentences below?

    My cat is (furry, awesome, small, old).

    This is a (red, wool, beautiful, Irish) sweater.

    Watch the video below to get the answers.

    Order the adjectives below:

    1. The couch is (classic, canvas, tan, small, new).

    2. Her new apartment is (cool, blue, small, cozy, inexpensive).

    3. The painting is (American, dark, oil, interesting, expensive).

    4. My new car is a (1970s, blue, awesome, fast) Mustang.

    5. Seattle is (fun, rainy, quiet, hip).

    You can write your answers in comments below, and we will correct them.

    • Anton

      The couch is classic small new tan canvas
      Her new apartment is inexpensive cool cozy small blue
      The painting is expensive interesting dark American oil
      My new car is awesome fast 1970s blue Mustang.
      Seattle is fun rainy quite hip.

      • LOIEnglish

        Anton in number 2: cool and cozy are opinion adjectives so they must come first. The same with number three: interesting must come first. Also it wasn’t included but you need to add ‘and’ before the last adjective.

    • Aglaya

      1. The couch is classic, small, new, tan, canvas.

      2. Her new apartment is cool, cozy, inexpensive, small, blue.

      3. The painting is interesting, inexpensive, dark, American, oil.

      4. My new car is a awesome, fast, 1970s, blue Mustang.

      5. Seattle is fun, hip, rainy, quiet.

      • LOIEnglish

        Aglaya…Very good. The only mistake is a little tricky. You need to have the word ‘and’ in each of the sentences.

    • LOIEnglish

      An…You are correct in that last sentence quiet is technically an opinion/judgement and should come before temperature. So it is better to say: Seattle is fun, hip, quiet and rainy.