ADJECTIVES ORDER IN A SENTENCE
When two, three or (rarely) four adjectives stand before a noun, it is important to put them in the correct order.
Rule number 1:
At first, an adjective expressing an opinion, then adjective expressing the fact:
Rule number 2:
In case of adjectives expressing the fact we place them in the following order:
size/ age/ shape/ colour/ origin/ material/ purpose/ noun
a tall young lady an old Japanese car red silk evening dress
Except for simple adjectives, there are also compound adjectives, created according to the following schemes:
|adjectives + noun + ed||adjectives + -ing form|
|adjective + past participle||noun + past participle|
|preposition + past participle||preposition + noun|
Adjectives are words describing nouns, and because of that, they usually appear before nouns in sentences:
You’ve got a lovely tie.
She lives in an old house.
Words describing verbs are called adverbs. They appear after verbs.
He drives carefully.
They speak English quite well.
There is a group of verbs in which it is possible to use an adjective after a verb!
|feel||I feel exhausted.|
|taste||This wine tastes really good.|
|sound||You sounded happy when you spoke.|
|smell||Something smells good.|
|look||You look tired. Have you had a hard day?|
|be||It’s hot today.|
|get||He’s getting old.|
|become||She became fat.|
|seem||She seems very nice.|
CONSTRUCTION OF SENCE WITH ADJECTIVE
Some of the adjectives preceded by article the function as a noun and expressed a group of people:
Only the rich can afford this car.
The young like to eat out.
This programme is for the deaf.
Construction the…, the… is expressed by way of the + comparative adjective… the + comparative adjective.
The sooner the better.
The more she got, the more she wanted.
The longer she stayed there, the more she missed her family.