Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Proper Order of English Adjectives

I don't think I've posted anything about the Grammar Girl yet. I don't know why. She is my favorite podcaster! Her podcasts are fun, short, and useful. I get her daily email newsletter and the other day this was the topic. The proper order of adjectives for the English language. I had no idea!

Here is the order: Opinion, Size, Age, Shape, Color, Origin, Material, Purpose

For details, descriptions, and helpful examples, go here.


  1. as a kid i totally neglected language arts in favor of science, and it has often come back to haunt me. thanks for recommending her - i don't have an IPod, but i will sign up for her e-mail.

  2. I totally did not know yo listened to her. I've kind of stopped listening (homework + laziness), but should start up again.