There is a specific order for adjectives when we use more than one. If you mix the order up it can sound strange and not be very clear what your meaning is.
The order is: opinion, size, quality, age, shape, colour, participle form, origin, material type and purpose.
- It's a magnificent old piece of furniture
- It's a magnificent big old gold Italian piece of furniture.
- It's an ugly old brown and green piece of furniture.
Can you answer the following learner question?
Are the sentences correct or incorrect?
- Karl's an English old fat man.
Incorrect. Karl's an old fat English man.
- It was a beautiful and tasty dish.
Incorrect. It was a tasty and beautiful dish.
- It's a cotton and wool hat.
- It's a marvellous new silver and gold bracelet.