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Adjective Order - Exercises

Article/
Opinio
Shap Colou Origi Materi Purpos
Numbe
Noun
Size Age
n
e
r
n
al
e
r
the

youn
g

silly

two

huge

smal
l

Englis
h
round

man
metal

red

bowls
sleeping bag

Opinion

Size

Age

Shape

Colour

Material

Origin

Purpose

Nice

Small

Old

Square

Black

Plastic

British

Racing

Ugly

Big

New

Circular

Blue

Cotton

American

Running

Choose the correct adjective order.


Q1 - I bought a pair of _____
shoes.
black leather
leather black
Q2 - It was a ____ car.
red fast
fast red
Q3 - It's a ____ building.
big round

a mobile expensive
an expensive mobile
Q8 - It's ____ village.
an old lovely
a lovely old
Q9 - The ____ visitors were
Japanese.
two last
last two

round big
Q10 - He's got ____ eyes.
Q4 - I bought ____ knife.
a Swiss army

blue big
big blue

an army Swiss
Q11 - It's a ____ house.
Q5 - It's ____ film.
a beautiful old

nice new
new nice

an old beautiful
Q12 - It's ____ airline.
Q6 - He's ____ man.
an unfriendly rich

a popular American
an American popular

a rich unfriendly
Q13 - It's ____ company
Q7 - It's ____ phone.

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Adjective Order - Exercises

a family old
an old family

Q14 - It's a ____ restaurant.


cheap good
good cheap

1. Which is the correct order?


a small Canadian thin lady
a Canadian small thin lady
a small thin Canadian lady
a thin small Canadian lady

5. Which is the correct order?


an new French exciting band
a French new exciting band
an exciting French new band
an exciting new French band

2. Which is the correct order?


a carving steel new knife
a new steel carving knife
a steel new carving knife
a new carving steel knife

6. Which is the correct order?


a red big plastic hat
a big red plastic hat
a plastic big red hat
a bit plastic red hat

3. Which is the correct order?


a beautiful blue sailing boat
a blue beautiful sailing boat
a sailing beautiful blue boat
a blue sailing beautiful boat

7. Which is the correct order?


a small Japanese serving bowl
a Japanese small serving bowl
a small serving Japanese bowl
a serving small Japanese bowl

4. Which is the correct order?


an old wooden square table
a square wooden old table
an old square wooden table
a wooden old square table

8. Which is the correct order?


a cotton dirty old tie
a dirty cotton old tie
an old cotton dirty tie
a dirty old cotton tie

Complete the following sentences using the correct adjective order. Use commas
between the adjectives if you have three or more.

Maria has ______ ________ _________ ________ hair.


black, beautiful, thick
I saw the _______ ________ ________ table this morning.
wooden, ugliest, round
She looks so elegant in her ________ _______ ________ coat.
wool, Italian, long
That is the _________ ________ _________ sculpture in this museum.
metal, most unusual, modern
They bought a lot of ________ ________ ________ furniture on the trip.
Indian, antique, interesting

1. At home there is a __________________table in the dining room. (beautiful,


wooden, square)
2. I was offered_____________ring by my husband. (gold, a/n, unusual)
3. My grandmother has knitted______________sweater for me. (woolen, new,
nice, a)
4. I saw____________movie with friends at home. (a/n, American, old,
interesting)
5. It may rain ! There are_____________clouds floating in the air. (black, big,
rain, many)
6. It was such_____________day that we decided to go out for a walk. (sunny,
lovely, cool, a)
7. My daughter has_______________hair. (black, long, beautiful)
8. Last week, I visited____________village in a remote place. (little, charming,
a/n, old)
9. The gallery exhibited mainly______________paintings. (old, French, strange)
10. John was given________________kitten by his sister. (little, a/n, adorable,
black)
11. It started to rain so I opened________________umbrella. (red and yellow,

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Adjective Order - Exercises


a/n, enormous)
12. I inherited _____________house built in 1860. (old, picturesque, a/n)
13. _______________car was parked opposite my house. (Italian, blue, sleek,
a/n)

Rewrite the following phrases using the correct adjective order. Use commas
between the adjectives if you have three or more adjectives.
1 warm beach a sandy beautiful
2 film handsome American a/n actor
3 a/n teacher intelligent part-time likeable
4 balloon A plastic red hot-air huge
5 A basement apartment fully-furnished lovely
6 A dog black pedigree friendly
7 strange small A box square metal
8 bag. beautiful A travel leather old

1. beautiful Japanese car a/n old


2. big wooden rectangular tables Some
3. small cake A round delicious
4. strong rapper black French short the young
5. watch gold my modern valuable
6. carpet new Chinese charming red their small
7. old black big one Canadian box
8. small necklace silver charming a/n

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Adjective Order - Exercises


9. proverb Chinese interesting short a/n

Compiled and Amended by Robert Eastland