形容詞(Adjectives)順序你寫對了嗎?

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形容詞Adjectives

形容詞(Adjectives)用來形容名詞,它們幫助提供更多關於人事物名詞的資訊,舉例來說:

The large man sitting beside me called for the flight attendant. The flight attendant was very attentive and polite.

使用形容詞(adjectives)能夠使你的文章更加鮮明、有故事性,來比較以下兩個句子。

The bird flew out of the window and into the sky.
vs.
The little black bird flew out the window and into the bright blue sky.

第二個句子提供了更多的資訊,因此當你讀到這個句子的時候,腦海中浮現的畫面更加的細膩以及清楚。

Adjective order

當你使用多個形容詞時,要記得將它們排在對的位置上:

Wordvice_Adjective-order

意見Opinion: What do you think about it? lovely, important, strange, etc.

尺寸Size: How small or big is it? tiny, huge, tall, etc.

年齡Age: How young or old is it? 17-year-old, young, new, etc.

形狀Shape: What shape is it? round, square, triangular, etc.

顏色Color: What color is it? green, pink, grey, etc.

國籍Origin: Where does it come from? Danish, Victorian, Asian, etc.

材質Material: What is it made from? glass, wooden, plastic, etc.

Using and to join adjectives

當你使用兩個同種的形容詞時,就使用連接詞and來連接兩個形容詞。舉例如下:

The man in the red and yellow shirt was waiting outside the door.
Stay tuned for a post on how to make your writing more effective by choosing the right adjectives!

 

 

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