edward asked in 社會及文化語言 · 1 decade ago

position of adjectives

我想問下d adjectives係根據d咩rule 去擺位架

例如 he bought a bunch of rose(yellow ,sweet-smelling)

answer: he bought a bunch of sweet-smelling yellow roses.

點解要咁擺既

thx

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  • keith
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    當有一大串形容詞放埋一齊時,習慣上係有固定次序o既,點解要咁就真係考起,但你要講英文,就只能夠跟從呢個習慣。

    根據 Michael Swan 著,Practical English Usage (p11, Oxford 2005),次序為:

    Size > Age > Shape > Colour > Origin > Material > Noun

    當然冇o個類形 adjective 就要 skip 啦。

    如:

    a fat old white horse

    a big grey woollen sweater

    a small round black leather handbag

    an enormous brown German glass mug

    a little modern square brick house

    2007-08-21 20:13:06 補充:

    以上係習慣上o既排法,但亦有時唔係咁排。而講述你o既意見、判斷o既形容詞就再放前d,如:a lovely little dog;你o個句o既 sweet-smelling 都可以歸入呢類。

  • 1 decade ago

    因為adjectives一定要擺在noun(名詞)前面.

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