-ED and -ING Forms of Adjectives

We sometimes use verbs ending in –ed and –ing as adjectives: I like painted furniture. Do you like smoked meat? The police are looking for a missing person. Some people say Leonardo da Vinci invented the first flying machine. Many –ed and –ing adjectives describe feelings, but we use them in different ways. We use: -ed adjectives to describe how we feel: I’m confused. The students are interested. -ing adjectives to describe the thing that … Continue reading -ED and -ING Forms of Adjectives

Order of Adjectives

  We sometimes put more than one adjective before a noun. Their order is as follows: Number or quantity (one, two…, a few, many…) Opinion or quality (nice, ugly, beautiful) Size (large, small, short) Shape (round, square) Age (two-year-old, young) Color (yellow, brownish) Origin (Italian, Medieval) Material (wooden, glass) Purpose (cooking, driving) We normally separate … Continue reading Order of Adjectives