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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.

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    December 01, 2012 at 4:47 am, Anton said:

    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.

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    December 03, 2012 at 10:18 pm, LOIEnglish said:

    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.

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    December 02, 2012 at 9:47 am, Aglaya said:

    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.

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    December 03, 2012 at 10:19 pm, LOIEnglish said:

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

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    October 03, 2013 at 2:22 pm, LOIEnglish said:

    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.

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