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Looking toward the Blue Ridge Mountains over the Black Mountain Golf Course

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Just saying...







Just something to wonder about.

English adjectives order:

opinion, size, age, shape, color, origin, material, purpose, Noun.

We all know what sounds right when giving modifiers, but this is why!

 I often find many adjectives which seem similar, and don't exactly follow these rules. For example, my minister said the other day, "We have a free independent liberal church." 

So what exact meaning category do these words come in?

Free: maybe opinion?

independent: again, perhaps opinion?

liberal: maybe purpose?


I'm so grateful that I was born and learned English as a child, hearing my family speak it. I have tried learning a couple of other languages, and English still seems the hardest grammar, and spelling!

Today's quote:

Gratitude can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. It makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.

MELODY BEATTIE

16 comments:

  1. ...English is the only language that I know and its spelling is crazy!

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  2. I have read other posts showing that we somehow intuitively know in what order to put words.

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  3. There's an order to adjectives? How was I never taught that?
    As to your church being independent doesn't that mean unaffiliated with any denomination?

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  4. I had no idea that there was an order to adjectives. I only learned that they modify or describe nouns. Lovely photos.

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    1. Me too, and certainly never thought as to what modifiers would go where!

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  5. I am struggling in my bilingual world and wonders will never cease. Many years ago, I had to learn the order of adjectives for an exam and for weeks I would utter "quantity, opinion, size, age, colour . . . " under my breath on my way to work, asking myself, why and who cares and so on.
    I am happy to read you do!

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    1. Ha ha, that's so great that you worked to learn the order of adjectives. Now there are two of us at least.

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  6. I remember learning about english adjective order many years ago.

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  7. I had never learned that but it does sound incorrect to put them in a different order--only to a native speaker though. English is extremely irregular and not very phonetic.

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  8. English is my first language. My French is rough.

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    1. My French and Spanish are purely ornamental...not conversational at all!

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  9. As you say, I'm grateful not to have to learn English--and I so admire those who learn it as a second (or third or fourth) language.

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