Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Nouns can be modified by more than one adjective. A specific order is followed for multiple adjectives. Review the following list to determine the correct order.

Opinion — delicious, friendly, smart
Size — big, diminutive, gigantic
Age — antique, old, youthful
Shape — angular, flat, oval
Color — crimson, magenta, scarlet
Origin — American, eastern, polar
Material — cotton, iron, plastic

Incorrect:
Sam is a little nice boy.

Correct:
Sam is a nice little boy.

Incorrect:
Carl wore a red shabby sweater.

Correct:
Carl wore a shabby red sweater.

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