Quick Guide to Adjective Order
In English, there is a very specific order to follow when we are using adjectives. Often non-native speakers make mistakes with this and to a native person it sounds a little unusual.
Here is a quick guide to help you sound natural.
We normally use adjectives in this order:
- Quantity or number
- Quality or opinion
- Proper adjective (often nationality, other place of origin, or material)
- Purpose or qualifier
It was made of a strange, green, metallic material.
It’s a long, narrow, plastic brush.
Panettone is a round, Italian, bread-like Christmas cake.
This picture from VocabularyPage.com shows it perfectly.