This week we’ve been thinking about adjectives, with one of our lessons focusing on adjective word order.
When we have more than one adjective in a sentence we then need to think about putting them in the correct order in terms of adjective type.
As a rule, adjectives are used in this order:
General opinion, specific opinion, size, shape, age, colour, nationality, material.
‘a wonderful, comfortable, large, straight, new, green, British, sofa’
Correct the errors in the sentences below:
- He bought a leather, large bag.
- The children were wearing a plastic, gruesome facemask.
- This weekend, I’m going to buy a Japanese, huge, widescreen tv.
- She bought herself a white, long dress for the party.
- I’m looking forward to reading the new, exciting book I just bought.
- I mean the American, young teacher not the old, French one.
- She’s holding a large, leather, green handbag.
- I hate using plastic, soft cutlery to eat my lunch.
- It’s a gold, small ring that I have lost.