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English Grammar Lesson – Adjective Order March 27th, 2018

Adjective Order

When more than one adjective modifies the same noun in English, there is a specific order in which they must go. Certain adjectives go before others. If used out of order, it might sound a bit strange to native speakers. Please note that you don’t have to use all of these adjective types in the same sentence! Check out the rules and some examples below!

See the chart below:

Chart of Adjective Order


  • Some of the pretty blue ceramic tiles
  • The five small Brazilian books
  • Ten big round metal chains
  • The beautiful green Japanese vase
  • Either of the small red apples
  • My two lovely children
  • A cheap orange plastic figurine
  • The fifth cheap yellow bowl

Why don’t you try some different adjective combinations with things you can see around you right now? The possibilities are endless!

Green vase

Small red apples

Orange plastic figurine