Order of adjectives
Put these adjectives in the right order1. funny little old-fashioned toy2. desk Italian leather red diary3. fat middle-aged science unfriendly teacher4. Chinese paper red lantern5. big comfortable old sofa6. elegant tall lady
How to arrange the following orders:
Pattern? Numbers? Ordinals (First)? Size? height? width?length? volume? Shape ?Age?
- GodfreyLv 78 年前最愛解答
1. funny little old-fashioned toy
funny little old-fashioned toy (opinion + size + age)
2. desk Italian leather red diary
red Italian leather desk diary (colour + origin + material)
3. fat middle-aged science unfriendly teacher
unfriendly fat middle-aged science teacher (quality + shape + participle)
4. Chinese paper red lantern
red Chinese paper lantern (colour + origin + material)
5. big comfortable old sofa
big comfortable old sofa (size + other quality + age)
6. elegant tall lady
tall elegant lady (size + other quality)
Different kinds of modifier usually go in the following order.
1. Opinion: beautiful, nice, excellent, awful, etc
2. Size: long, large, small, short, etc
3. Most other qualities: clear, busy, famous, friendly, soft, quiet. etc
4. Age: new 新, old 舊
5. Shape: round, square, fat, thin, wide, narrow, etc
6. Colour blue, red, white, etc
7. Participle forms: running,missing, covered, broken, etc
8. Origin: British,Chinese, etc
9. Material: wooden, paper, plastic, etc
10.Type: electronic, human, chemical, domestic,etc
11.Purpose: alarm (clock), tennis (court),
Numbers usually go before adjectives.
six large eggs the second big shock.
First, next and last most often go before one, two, three etc.
The first three days
The rules are not absolute, and the order can sometimes be different.
For example, we sometimes prefer to put a short adjective before a long one.
A big, horrible building
Old and young referring to people often come next to the noun.
A dignified old lady a pale young man.
Here old and young are not strongly stressed.
Funny little something ~ used to describe something you like because it is small, unusual or interesting
The town centre is crammed with funny little shops.
2012-04-04 09:27:14 補充：
a big horrible building.
No comma between big and horrible.
You only put a comma between two adjectives of similar meaning.資料來源： Oxford Learner's Grammar; Longman Dictionary