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  • OK! This week's learner question comes from Belen from Spain. Who asks, "May I ask which

  • the correct order in adjectives is?" Of course you can Belen. Are you ready? Are you ready?

  • Are you ready? Here we go.

  • When we use two or more adjectives together to describe a noun, the order that we put

  • them in is quite important. For example, we don't usually say an old Indian beautiful

  • carpet. That sounds weird. It sounds much better say a beautiful old Indian carpet.

  • As a general rule, adjectives are placed in the following order: opinion, size, quality,

  • age, shape, colour, participle forms, origin, material type and purpose. Did you get that?

  • It's a beautiful old Indian carpet.

  • If you want to use two adjectives from the same group together, we combine them with

  • 'and'. For example, it's a beautiful old red and green Indian carpet. We can also combine

  • adjectives with but, and this is usually when they have a contradictory meaning. For example,

  • it's an old but expensive Indian carpet.

  • Finally, if we use 2 adjectives that have a similar meaning, we usually put the shorter

  • one first. For example, it's a soft, comfortable chair.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/07/01
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