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Unit 65: POSITION OF ADJECTIVES Most adjectives can go either in a noun phrase (Unit 45) or alone. 1 In a noun phrase a The adjective goes before the noun or pronoun: a difficult exam (NOT exam difficult) happy people an open window (NOT window open) the red one b If you want to write two or more adjectives together in a noun phrase, the usual order is: FEELING >>> SIZE >>> AGE >>> COLOUR >>> PLACE >>> TYPE >>> NOUN nice big green sports car old Toronto houses large black cotton shirt wonderful new Japanese MP3 player NOTICE: If the noun is something , anyone or a similar word (Unit 51: NOTICE), the adjective goes after the noun: I want something large. (NOT large something)
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Unformatted text preview: NOTICE: The adjectives afraid, alive, alone, asleep, awake, ill and well cannot go in a noun phrase. 2 Alone There are two positions: a After the verbs be, become, feel, get, look, seem, smell, sound and taste. For example: The house was red. Everybody became happy. It feels cold. He seemed friendly. ( Friendly is an adjective, NOT an adverb.) b After a noun phrase and the verbs call, find, get, hate, have, leave, like, make, paint and want . For example: They painted the house red. It made them happy. He pushed a window open. I found him friendly. NOTICE: Adjectives from nouns, and a few other adjectives (for example, main, only ) cannot go alone....
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