Order of Adjectives


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In English adjectives are used before nouns.

Sometimes several adjectives are used in front of a noun. The following table and examples will help you remember their order. 
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General qualities come before particular ones.

  • Example: dark-blue velvet dress

Personal opinion comes before more objective words.

  • Example: delicious chocolate cake

Usually only two or three adjectives are used before the noun. All other descriptive details are used afterwards.

  • Example: a beautiful new silk blouse, decorated with shiny buttons.

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