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ORDER OF ADJECTIVES

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ORDER OF ADJECTIVES

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  1. ORDER OF ADJECTIVES … WHEN WE DESCRIBE SOMEONE:

  2. Followthisorder: • 1. HEIGHT (short / tall …) • 2. BUILD (overweight / fat / slim / thin …) • 3. AGE (young / middle-age / old …) • 4. HAIR: lenght + style + colour(eg. short curlydark) • 5. FACE (round / oval / square …) • 6. COMPLEXION (suntunned / pale …) • 7. EYES: size + shape + colour(e.g.small round blue) • 8. EXTRA FEATURES (beard / tato / moustache …) • 9. CLOTHES (casual / smart / neat …)

  3. 1. HEIGHT • tall(verytall / quite tall / notverytall) • averageheight • short (very short / quite short / notvery short) • He isverytall. • He isquite tall. • He isnotverytall.

  4. 2. BUILD • overweight / fat / chubby • wellbuilt • skinny / thin / slim / fit • Sheis(very / quite / notvery)… • - fat. • overweight. • chubby. • Sheis • (very / quite / notvery)… • skinny. • - thin. • slim. • muscular. • fit.

  5. 3. AGE • old • middle-aged • young He is … a baby. a child. a teenager. a youngman / woman. young. anadult. middle-aged. old. in histwenties. about 20 yearsold. twentyish. twentysomething. • Otherexpressions: • Tobe in yourteens. • Tobe in yourearly- / mid- / late-thirties.

  6. 4. HAIR: lenght + style + colour STYLE · Shehas … curly hair. straight hair. wavy hair. · He is … bald LENGTH Shehas … longhair. short hair. mediumlenghthair. shoulder length hair. COLOUR Shehas … black hair. fair hair. (bond/blonde) dark hair. red hair. gray hair. going gray hair. light brown hair. white hair. Examples: He has…short straightdarkhair. She has …long curly fair hair.

  7. 5. FACE Examples: He has… anoblongface. a rectangleface. a round face. a squareface. aninvertedtriangleface. a heartface. a diamondface. a triangleface. an oval face. He has… freckles. wrinkles. pimples.

  8. 6. COMPLEXION He has… a suntannedcomplexion. a pale complexion. a fair complexion. a dark complexion. a black complexion. He has… darkskin. / He isAfrican-American. fairskin / light skin. light-brownskin. / He isAsian. (sun) tanned skin. pale skin.

  9. 7. EYES: SIZE + SHAPE + COLOUR SIZE He has… big / largeeyes. smalleyes. SHAPE He has… round eyes. almond-shapeeyes. COLOUR He has… browneyes. blackeyes. blueeyes. light-blueeyes. greeneyes. EXAMPLES: He has… big round browneyes. Small almond-shapegreeneyes.

  10. 8. EXTRAFEATURES

  11. People and Physical Characteristics - Facial Features on Men • moustache • clean-shaven • Beard