Hello, I'd like you to help me.
Why and what is the difference in order of adjectives between Cambridge and Oxford? Oxford: opinion, size, age, shape,...
Cambridge: opinion, size, shape, age,...
What does this mean? Can we do bothways or what? I am baffled, I admit.
3 years ago#1
3 years ago#2
reply to tasha0705's post #1I didn't even know that Cambridge and Oxford didn't agree on this! In any case you don't often have age and shape in the same sentence, but as a native speaker I would say something like this:
- An expensive modern German car.
- A funny green cotton cap.
Here is a table which might help you:
|How much/many?||What’s it like?||How big?||What shape?||How old?||What colour?||What’s the pattern?||Where’s it from?||What’s it made of?||What is it?|
|a few||dirty||large||pointed||19th century||brown||spotted||Italian||gold||house|
|a lot of||expensive||white||Parisian||paper|