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Grammar and StructureGRAMMAR & STRUCTURE
Order of Adjectives

 
 

Definition

When there is more than one adjective in a sentence, they follow a special order.


Example

Pierre wears an old, blue, wool coat in winter.


Explanation

Order of adjectives:

  • is used when there is more than one adjective describing a noun.
  • is usually: opinion, size, age, shape, colour, origin, material, and purpose.
  • is used as a guideline — not all types of adjectives need to be used.


Related Sections

Adjectives
Parts of Speech