You’ve probably wondered what the right way is to order adjectives in a sentence.
You already know adjectives come before the nouns or pronouns they describe.
What if we want to use seven or more adjectives to describe a noun?
For example, when I think about my best friend, I can think of many adjectives to describe her. I know she is beautiful (she looks like Angelina Jolie), she is short and funny, she is young, blue – eyed and comes from Moldavia.
It might be tricky to use all the above adjectives in the right order but not if you remember the Acronym of Adjective Order:
O S A S C O M P
O – opinion
S – size
A – age
S – shape
C – colour
O – origin
M – material
P – purpose
Now let’s try to give a category to each of the adjectives in the sentence above:
Beautiful, funny – opinion
Short – size
Young – age
Blue – eyed – colour
Moldavian – origin
Based on the Acronym of Adjective Order, we have:
My best friend is a beautiful, funny, short, blue – eyed Moldavian lady.