Noun Phrase or Noun Group is a noun that is modified by adjective. Adjective can be divided into two: fact adjectives and opinion adjective. Fact adjective give us information about something, for example new, large, round, wooden. Opinion adjective tells what someone thinks of something for example: nice, beautiful, etc. They go before fact adjectives.
Sometimes there are two or more fact adjectives. Fact adjective order:
|how big||How old||What color||Where from||What is it made of||NOUN|
- a tall young man
- an old Russian song
- an old white cotton shirt
Adjectives of size and length (big, small, tall, short) go before adjectives of shape and width (round, fat, thin, slim, wide). For example:
- a tall thin girl
- a long narrow street
Put the adjectives in brackets in correct position
1) an usual ring (gold)
2) an old lady (nice)
3) a good-looking man (young)
4) a red car (old/little)
5) a metal box (black/small)
6) a long hair ( fair/beautiful)
7) an old painting (interesting/French)
8) a modern house (attractive/small)
9) a small plastic bag (black/nice)
10) a lovely wooden doll (old/big/Japan/red)
Put the words below into order to make correct sentences.
1) My mother gave me (gloves – black- a – leather) on my birthday.
2) We went to (old –a- lovely – village – little) on our last holiday.
3) (fat – cat- a – big – black) surprised me last night.
4) I don’t like (ugly – dress –orange – a –new – long)
5) My father bought (large – new – a – table – beautiful- wooden – round).