Different types of Adjective
When we use more than one adjective, we usually use a word order depending on the
adjective type. Opinion, size, age, shape, colour, origin, material and purpose.
Leon drives a beautiful red French car
- Opinion An opinion adjective explains
what you think about something
(other people may not agree with you).
silly, beautiful, horrible, difficult
- Size A size adjective, of course,
tells you how big or small something is.
large, tiny, enormous, little
- Age An age adjective tells you
how young or old something or someone is.
ancient, new, young, old
- Shape A shape adjective describes the shape of something.
square, round, flat, rectangular
- Colour A colour adjective, of course,
describes the colour of something.
blue, pink, reddish, grey
- Origin An origin adjective describes where something comes from.
French, lunar, American, eastern, Greek
- MaterialA material adjective describes what something is made from.
wooden, metal, cotton, paper
- purpose A purpose
adjective describes what something is used for.
These adjectives often end with "-ing".
sleeping (as in "sleeping bag"),
roasting (as in "roasting tin")
This comes right before the noun because
it really is part of the noun. Like a compound noun.
Adjectives used to compare things
We often use adjectives to compare things
Some adjectives are absolute and so we can only classify things
but not compare things.
Eg: unique, ultraviolet, biological.
We can't say that something is more unique than another thing.
Either something is unique or it isn't.
Some adjectives are extreme adjectives.
With these adjectives we don't use very. Eg: Huge (Not Very huge).
This is because Huge=Very big.