Adjective Order

When several adjectives modify the same noun, there is a particular order they must follow in English. Certain adjectives come before others. (Not all have to be used in the same sentence.)

See the chart below.

Quanti-fier
Article Posses-sive Demons-trative
Number Sequence
Quality Size
Shape
Color
Origin
Material
  Some of
  All of
  Both
  the, a, an
  this, that
  my, his
  three
  second
  next
  wonderful
  clean
  large
  round
  square
  flat
  red
  yellow
  black
  Laos
  Italian
  French
  metal
  ceramic
  wood

Examples:

Some of the hungry gentlemen The last great civilization
Ten big round metal rings
The beautiful Japanese ceramic vase
Either of the small green apples
My three lovely daughters
An interesting wooden statue
The third red plastic container

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