Hey Sparkle Writers, it’s time for another grammar lesson and today, it’s all about the correct order of adjectives.
Did you just squeeze your face wondering why The Sparkle Writer’s Hub is treating this topic that your secondary school English teacher taught? It’s because some of us still order our adjectives wrongly and believe it or not some others have never even heard of it before.
So let’s go straight to the point.
When adjectives are ordered wrongly, the sentence will sound disjointed. Something will just not click.
Look at this sentence.
I love that big old green really antique car that is always parked at the end of the street.
Does it sound right? Not so much.
So if you have been writing sentences that look or sound like this one, things are about to change.
This is how your adjective should be ordered.
Determiner – Quantity or number – Quality or opinion – Size – Shape – Colour- Proper adjective – Purpose/ Qualifier- Noun.
N.B – Determiners are ‘A, An, The.’
Now let’s correct the previous sentence
I love that really old big green antique car that always parked at the end of the street.
Until next week Tuesday, remember to keep your grammar in check.