Adjectives of quality

Adjectives of quality are used to give more information about the noun.

Notes

Adjectives of quality express the size, shape, and colour of a person, thing, animal, or place.

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Adjectives of quality - Video

WATCH THE VIDEO AND REPEAT:

"SHE IS TALL. HE IS SHORT.

SHE HAS BROWN HAIR. HE HAS BLONDE HAIR.

FLUFFY IS A WHITE DOG. CHARLIE IS A BLACK DOG."

How to use adjectives of quality

Adjectives of quality:

  • never change
  • are always before the noun.

Examples:

  • A nice woman. - Nice women.
  • A young boy. - Young boys.
  • A polite child. - Polite children.

 

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Order of adjectives - Video

WATCH THE VIDEO AND REPEAT:

"THIS IS A BIG BLUE BOX.

THIS IS AN ELEGANT RED SOFA.

THIS IS A TASTY ITALIAN DISH."

Order of adjectives

Watch out!

When you use more than one adjective of quality, follow this order:

  1. Quantity or number (One, two, three...)
  2. Quality or opinion (Pretty, horrible, perfect...)
  3. Size (Big, little, small...)
  4. Age (Old, young, new...)
  5. Shape (Round, square, triangular...)
  6. Colour (Red, blue, green...)
  7. Nationality, origin, or material (Italian, french, silk...)
  8. Purpose (School, writing, work...)

Examples:

  • A wonderfuloldItalian clock. (Opinion - Age - Origin)
  • A big square blue box. (Size - Shape - Colour)
  • I have a pair of black leather shoes. (Colour - Material)

 

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