Grammar For You


An Approach to ICSE English provides a platform to contribute, discuss and comment on the various issues related to the study and practice of English for the students and teachers of ICSE syllabus. Even with its focussed nature, An Approach to ICSE English will be beneficial to everyone involved in the learning of the niceties of the English language.

Monday, 20 July 2009

The Order of Adjectives

In English, multiple adjectives should follow a certain pattern as follows:
1) opinion (e.g. lovely, fantastic)
2) size (e.g. tiny, large)
3) most other qualities (e.g. warm, tight)
4) age (e.g. new, young)
5) colour (e.g. red, beige)
6) pattern (e.g. stripy, plain)
7) nationality (e.g. Spanish, foreign)
8) material (e.g. silk, cotton)

This not in the syllabus of ICSE as far as I know; yet to know the sequence of adjectives is useful