Identify the position of adjective of color, adjective of size, shape or weight

Early in the morning, I came out to the balcony.

I saw a cute brown bird sitting on the edge of the railing of the balcony.

After looking at me, it flew and went to sit on the long brown log in the garden.

The words highlighted in the passage are called adjectives.

We would now learn what adjectives are and where we place adjectives which define color, shape, size and weight in a sentence.

First let us see what adjectives are.

Adjectives describe something about a person or a thing. ‘Good’ and ‘excellent’ is describing the noun ‘Neeta’.

Tom is an awesome singer. Awesome is adjective describing the noun ‘Tom’.

Now we will learn where to place adjectives that determine color,shape, size, weight in a sentence.

To start with, we should know what a determiner is.

Determiner helps us understand whether the noun is singular or plural.

Examples of determiners are: a, an, the, those, these, yours, my, whose, its.

Mango is a noun. ‘Four’ is determiner (plural) here, indicating there are four mangoes.

Now we will see the order of adjectives.

The correct order of adjectives is as follows:-

First comes the determiner to show whether noun is singular or plural, followed by size, shape and then color.

After mentioning color, we mention the noun.

More examples making things more clear.

‘Small’ is the ‘size’ followed by ‘color’, ‘red’ and then the noun ‘rose’.

Similarly, correct order of words is to use the shape ‘cylindrical’ first and then the color ‘white.

If we use the shape ‘rectangular’ before the size ‘large’, it will be incorrect.

Revision

Adjectives describe something about a person or a thing.

The correct order of adjectives is as follows:- Determiner, Size, Shape, Color Noun

Determiner helps us understand whether the noun is singular or plural.

The End!