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    rich - Adjectives Order

    Hi, everybody

    Thank you all who helps to learn/improve English
    I need your help in a following matter:

    In the test on Adjectives order there is a sentence: "He's an unfriendly rich man" - that's the correct answer.
    I understand that "unfriendly" describes opinion, that's why it took the first place in this word combination.
    But which group does the adjective "rich" pertains to? Purpose?

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: rich - Adjectives Order

    Quote Originally Posted by MarieLina View Post
    Hi, everybody

    Thank you all who helps to learn/improve English
    I need your help in a following matter:

    In the test on Adjectives order there is a sentence: "He's an unfriendly rich man" - that's the correct answer.
    I understand that "unfriendly" describes opinion, that's why it took the first place in this word combination.
    But which group does the adjective "rich" pertains to? Purpose?

    Thanks in advance
    Not a teacher.
    As far as I'm concerned, "rich" pertains to "fact" describing what is true, real..
    I hope I am right, but we should wait for some teacher's answer to see..

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    Re: rich - Adjectives Order

    Quote Originally Posted by MarieLina View Post
    Hi, everybody

    Thank you all who helps to learn/improve English
    I need your help in a following matter:

    In the test on Adjectives order there is a sentence: "He's an unfriendly rich man" - that's the correct answer.
    I understand that "unfriendly" describes opinion, that's why it took the first place in this word combination.
    But which group does the adjective "rich" pertains to? Purpose?

    Thanks in advance
    NOT A TEACHER


    (1) I agree that adjective placement can be confusing.

    (2) I think that some other languages have a more logical system.

    (3) I think (think) that it depends on what we wish to modify.

    (4) In your sentence, we are talking about a "rich man."

    (a) We then describe what kind of rich man:

    (i) a(n) unfriendly/friendly/ugly/handsome/ honest/dishonest

    rich man.

    For example: He is now a rich man, but he still is not very friendly.

    With all that money, I do not understand how he could be such an

    unfriendly rich man. (Maybe it's true: Money cannot buy happiness.)


    (5) Maybe we wish to describe an "unfriendly man."

    (a) Then we would describe him:

    (i) a(n) rich/poor/stupid/intelligent/tall/short

    unfriendly man.

    For example: He is a very unfriendly man, but he has many

    "friends" because he is a rich unfriendly man. (Money "buys"

    friends.)

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    Re: rich - Adjectives Order

    /A learner/

    Is it an attributive adjective maybe?

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    Re: rich - Adjectives Order

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post

    (4) In your sentence, we are talking about a "rich man."

    (a) We then describe what kind of rich man:

    (i) a(n) unfriendly/friendly/ugly/handsome/ honest/dishonest

    rich man.

    For example: He is now a rich man, but he still is not very friendly.

    With all that money, I do not understand how he could be such an

    unfriendly rich man. (Maybe it's true: Money cannot buy happiness.)
    I guess that is what the author of the test means.

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    Re: rich - Adjectives Order

    Thank you all for your replies

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