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    Default Adjectives & Articles

    Is there a rule as to the order of these adjectives?

    awful, terrible, bad, not too bad, ok, good, great, excellent, wonderful

    E.g. In response to a statment.

    My cat died yesterday. Oh, that's awful.

    Also is there always an article before a noun?

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    Default Re: Adjectives & Articles

    Quote Originally Posted by Anne59 View Post
    Is there a rule as to the order of these adjectives?

    awful, terrible, bad, not too bad, ok, good, great, excellent, wonderful

    E.g. In response to a statment.

    My cat died yesterday. Oh, that's awful.

    Also is there always an article before a noun?

    Many thanks
    You would choose the adjective that fits your mood

    I would say though that your example is a conversation between 2 people.

    She said, "My cat died yesterday."

    He replied, "Oh, that's awful!" (he feels very sorry)
    He replied, "Oh, that's terrible!" (he feels sorry)
    He replied, "Oh, that's bad." (he feels less sorry)
    He replied, "Oh, that's ok." (he feels less sorry but a bit consoling)
    He replied, "Oh, that's good." (he feels happy...perhaps it was sick and he didn't want it to suffer)
    He replied, "Oh, that's great!" (Hurray! now it won't bother me anymore )
    He replied, "Oh, that's excellent!" (very happy about the news)
    He replied, "Oh, that's wonderful!" (It's the best thing that could have happened)

    My comments are just an example of how the receiver of the news may have felt. There is no rule as to which adjective you use. You just select the one that fits the mood of the subject.

    There is usually an article before a noun. They are very important in English. There are some exceptions though.

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