Description of clothing

To make your description of clothing and accessories interesting, you need to be able to "paint a picture with words". A picture can be painted by a string of adjectives. The following word order is recommended for arranging adjectives before a noun. Other descriptions may use a different order, but you will always be safe if you follow this pattern.

Put OPINIONS before FACTS

For example:

OPINION FACT NOUN
a lovely
blue
dress
a stylish
silk
tie

"Lovely" and "stylish" are OPINION adjectives.
FACT adjectives give objective information about size, shape, colour, etc.

If more than two or more FACT adjectives are used, the normal word order follows this pattern. Other descriptions may use a different order. But you will always be safe if you follow this pattern.

1
Size
a long
2
Shape
form-fitting
3
Colour
blue
4
Pattern
checked
5
Origin
Thai
6
Fabric
linen
7
Noun
gown

 

Look at the pictures below and decide which of the categories each adjective belongs to. Rewrite the description in the correct order. Don't forget the position of opinion adjectives. You can listen to the suggested answer.

Tie

sophisticated/silk/Italian/brown/geometrical/long

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Skirt
corduroy/darkblue/practical/plain/short/narrow/Indian

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Coat
wool/sensible/3/4-length/cream/loose-fitting/English/checked

Type your answer here and compare it with the sugested answer.

 

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