Order of Adjectives: Part 2
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Lesson 363
Order of Adjectives: Part 2
We have already learned about adjective word order while using multiple adjectives to describe a noun. Today, we will look at some more rules for adjective word order.

Look at this example:
After a spate of vandalism in New York, the police have reassured concerned residents that the persons responsible will be caught and punished.

Concerned and responsible are both adjectives. However, their placement is different.
Let us learn about the rules for placing adjectives.
Most adjectives can be used before a noun (attributive position) or after a linking verb, for E.g. (be, become, etc.)(predicative position).
i) Attributive: We’ve just seen an exciting film.
ii) Predicative: That film was exciting.

But, classifying adjectives (which describe what type of thing something is) and emphasizing adjectives are normally only used before a noun (attributive position).

The plant they are building here is chemical.
✓ They’re building a chemical plant here.
'Chemical' is a classifying adjective.

The chance that they met was mere.
✓ It was mere chance that they met.
'Mere' is an emphasizing adjective.
'Attributive Position'^~^'typefacestyle'
Classifying examples chemical, chief, criminal, elder, entire, eventual, formal, industrial ,local, lone, main, maximum, medical, national, nuclear, only, outdoor/indoor, principal, social, sole, underlying, whole
Emphasizing meer, sheer ,utter
Pick the correct option:
That was ______
an industrial revolution
a revolution industrial
Pick the correct option:
The delight she giggled with was sheer.
She giggled with sheer delight.
Pick the correct option:
Her former boyfriend was rather kind.
Her boyfriend who was rather kind was former.
Pick the correct option:
Cost is the chief factor.
The cost factor is chief.
Pick the correct option:
This is the principal argument.
This argument is principal.
Pick the correct option:
Charles stared at her in utter amazement.
The amazement with which Charles stared at her was utter.
Adjectives after verbs (predicative position)
Adjectives in predicative position are usually the complement of a linking verb, E.g. (be, become, feel, seem).
When she heard the noise Mary became uneasy.
(Became is a linking verb, uneasy is an adjective in predicative position)
'Some adjectives which take up the 'predicative position''^~^'typefacestyle'
Beginning with a ablaze, aflame, afoot, afloat, afraid, alight, alike, alive,alone,aloof,ashamed, askew, asleep, awake, aware
Health and Feelings content, fine, glad, ill*, pleased, poorly, ready*, sorry*, sure*, upset*, (un)well
Look at these examples:
Try not to disturb the asleep children.
✓ Try not to disturb the children; they are asleep.
Pick the correct option:
They are doing experiments on animals which are alive.
They are doing experiments on alive animals.
Pick the correct option:
He felt ashamed.
He had an ashamed feeling.
Pick the correct option:
It was sheer madness.
The madness was sheer.
Pick the correct option:
You have very alike children.
Your children are very alike.
Pick the correct option:
He is my ill brother.
My brother is ill.
Adjectives after pronouns and nouns
Adjectives always come AFTER indefinite pronouns, e.g. something, anyone.
For E.g.:
I’m looking for something expensive. (NOT: I'm looking for expensive something)

Some adjectives, including many that end in '–able' and '–ible', can come before a noun OR follow a noun after a superlative adjective or after (the) first/last/next/only:
i) ✓ The next available ticket is for Friday
ii) ✓ The next ticket available is for Friday
Pick the correct option:
There was something inexplicable about her behaviour.
There was inexplicable something about her behaviour.
Pick the correct option: '
(i) I’m afraid six o’clock is the only available appointment.
(ii) I’m afraid six o’clock is the only appointment available.'
(i) is correct.
(ii) is correct.
Both (i) and (ii) are correct.
Both (i) and (ii) are incorrect.
Pick the correct option:
A ______
Pick the correct option:
I’m afraid the person responsible for recruitment is on holiday at the moment.
I’m afraid the responsible person for recruitment is on holiday at the moment.
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