Anyhow, I would like to talk about the right order of adjectives in English sentences... Did you know that when you have more than one adjective describing a noun, then you need to think of how to order these adjectives correctly?
There's no problem when you say
A NICE TABLE
Problems start when you need more adjectives to describe that table, for instance, when you are selling a table... What happens then and how to solve the 'adjective' problem?
Well, I have always used this extremely effective mnemotechnical trick:
And how does it work? Let me explain. Just pay attention to CAPITAL LETTERS only:
V = value (expensive, cheap)
S = size (big, small, large, tall)
A = age (old, young, ancient, modern, new)
T = type (mechanical, electric)
S = shape/style (narrow, wide, oval, round)
W = weight (heavy, light)
C = color (black, red, yellow, red)
O = origin (Chinese, Japanese, Polish, English)
M - material (wooden, brick, glass)
E = end purpose (coffee, survival, cutting)
Thus, our just 'nice table' can be described as
Unfortunately, it's not the end of the story... as you have noticed, the table is first described by a general (intangible and abstract) adjective 'nice'... There is another rule you have to know... All general, intangible and abstract adjectives come before 'the trading ship' :)
And finally, when you have to use some numbers... hmmm.... they always come FIRST :) So, we can expand the description of my table... and we may say something like this:
I have two nice valuable big oval heavy red Chinese wooden coffee tables :)
Are you still with me? Hope yes :)
Looking forward to you valuable comments!