Episode 102

English with Kirsty – episode 102

Adjective order

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Today we’re talking about adjectives – words that describe something. Native English speakers don’t usually learn this at school, but there is a generally accepted order that you can use to work out the order in which your adjectives should go.

Quantity – how many
Opinion – subjective things like beautiful, friendly, argumentative
Size – big small tall
Shape – square, round
Age old/young or old/new
origin or nationality – English, Australian
material – silver, wooden
purpose – swimming costume, rowing machine, coffee cup
Sometimes age and colour are the other way round – not all of the lists agree!


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