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    Which type of adjectives are "hairy" or "spiky"?

    Hello,

    When we talk about the Royal Order of Adjectives (opinion > size > quality > age > shape > colour > origin > material > purpose), what category does adjectives like "hairy" and "spiky" fall into?

    I sometimes see "participle" too. But I'm not sure where it is supposed to go in the order.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Which type of adjectives are "hairy" or "spiky"?

    The Royal Order of adjectives is not an Order. There are tendencies that are commonly used. But each sentence is different.

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    Re: Which type of adjectives are "hairy" or "spiky"?

    So...

    Rambutan is a red hairy fruit.

    OR

    Rambutan is a hairy red fruit.

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    Re: Which type of adjectives are "hairy" or "spiky"?

    I would probably use "hairy red fruit" because there are many other red fruits.

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    Re: Which type of adjectives are "hairy" or "spiky"?

    You would also say "a fluffy green monster" too, right?

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    Re: Which type of adjectives are "hairy" or "spiky"?

    Probably. Are there many green monsters?

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    Re: Which type of adjectives are "hairy" or "spiky"?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Probably. Are there many green monsters?
    Apparently, yes, there are: https://www.google.es/search?q=green...w=1440&bih=799

    (And fluffy ones, too!: https://www.google.es/search?newwind...45.Clv8ZxMeayY)
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: Which type of adjectives are "hairy" or "spiky"?

    Well, that's a problem.

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