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7.9: How to Order Cumulative Adjectives

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    1. Article (or other Noun Marker) – a, an, the, her, this, my Joe’s, two, many, some
    2. Evaluative Word – repulsive, lazy, gross, beautiful, magical
    3. Size – miniscule, small, large, gargantuan
    4. Length/Shape – short, oval, long, diamond
    5. Age – new, young, old, ancient
    6. Color – orange, cerulean, red
    7. Nationality – German, Chilean, Korean
    8. Material – pewter, wood, silk, granite
    9. Noun/Adjective – safe (as in safe room), mobile (as in mobile home)

    Example \(\PageIndex{1}\):

    My collection includes ten large new figurines.

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