When it comes to adjectives, you gotta know when to use em

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Native English speakers don’t have much need to learn about adjectives. More specifically, the correct order of different types of adjectives.

Who knew there is a rule for such things?

Turns out, in English, adjectives should be in this order: opinion-size-age-shape-colour-origin-
material-purpose noun.

So you can have a ’lovely little old rectangular green Spanish silver jewelry box’. But a ‘rectangular silver Spanish old little lovely jewelry green box’ sounds downright weird.

Try it yourself.

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