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Hi, guys ! My question is: as far as I know there is a order that adjectives must have in a sentences when modifying a noun. How do you know if the order is correct ?
In general, the adjective order in English is:
So, in English, adjectives pertaining to size precede adjectives pertaining to age ("little old", not "old little"), which in turn generally precede adjectives pertaining to color ("old white", not "white old"). So, we would say "A nice (opinion) little (size) old (age) white (color) brick (material) house."
- quantity or number
- quality or opinion
- proper adjective (often nationality, other place of origin, or material)
- purpose or qualifier
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.