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    Default The Order of Adjectives

    I understand that the usual order of Adjectives is as shown

    Size -> Quality -> Colour -> Origin -> Substance

    I am facing problem with the following questions.

    1. Q: a (fair, attractive, tall) lady
    A: a tall attractive fair lady (Answer given: a tall fair attractive lady. Why is it so?)

    2. Q: My sister likes to wear (new, comfortable, colourful) dresses.
    A: My sister likes to wear new colourful comfortable dresses. (Am I correct?)

    3. Q: They enjoy eating (Indian, hot, spicy) food.
    A: They enjoy eating hot Indian spicy food. (hot=quality, Indian=origin, spicy=substance. Am I correct?)

    4. Q: She felt sorry for the (thin, hungry, small) child.
    A: She felt sorry for the small child. (I have no idea which is which.)

    Thanks for the help.

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    Default Re: The Order of Adjectives

    Quote Originally Posted by snoopy5376 View Post
    I understand that the usual order of Adjectives is as shown

    Size -> Quality -> Colour -> Origin -> Substance

    I am facing problem with the following questions.

    1. Q: a (fair, attractive, tall) lady
    A: a tall attractive fair lady (Answer given: a tall fair attractive lady. Why is it so?)

    2. Q: My sister likes to wear (new, comfortable, colourful) dresses.
    A: My sister likes to wear new colourful comfortable dresses. (Am I correct?)

    3. Q: They enjoy eating (Indian, hot, spicy) food.
    A: They enjoy eating hot Indian spicy food. (hot=quality, Indian=origin, spicy=substance. Am I correct?)

    4. Q: She felt sorry for the (thin, hungry, small) child.
    A: She felt sorry for the small child. (I have no idea which is which.)

    Thanks for the help.
    It depends on the adjective. have a look at this: English Grammar | LearnEnglish | British Council | order of adjectives

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    Default Re: The Order of Adjectives

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It depends on the adjective. have a look at this: English Grammar | LearnEnglish | British Council | order of adjectives
    If according to
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
    General
    opinion
    Specific
    opinion
    Size Shape Age Colour Nationality Material

    1. Q: a (fair, attractive, tall) lady
    A: an attractive tall fair lady (attractive=opinion, tall=size, fair=colour)
    (Answer given: a tall fair attractive lady. Why is it so?)


    2. Q: My sister likes to wear (new, comfortable, colourful) dresses.
    A: My sister likes to wear
    comfortable new colourful
    dresses. (comfortable=opinion, new=age, colourful=colour)

    3. Q: They enjoy eating (Indian, hot, spicy) food.
    A: They enjoy eating
    hot Indian spicy
    food. (hot=opinion, Indian=nationality, spicy=material. Am I correct?)

    4. Q: She felt sorry for the (thin, hungry, small) child.
    A: She felt sorry for the hungry thin
    small
    child. (hungry=opinion, thin=size, small=age)

    Can someone tell me whether my answer is correct? Thanks

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