Describing People and Objects
Adjectives are placed directly before nouns to describe certain qualities.
The closing balance for the new account closes next week.
A money market fund is a safe investment.
Adjectives are also often used with the verb 'to be' to describe the character of people or things. In this case, place the adjective at the end of the sentence.
A 15% return on investment is extraordinary.
The verification process is very reliable.
It is possible to use a string of adjectives to describe a person, place or thing. When using more than one adjective, use the following pattern to place the adjectives in order before the noun.
Opinion, dimension, age, shape, color, origin, material + noun
NOTE: Use no more than three adjectives to describe a noun.
The bank's deposit certificate is not a bad choice either.
The expense receipt was unbelievably high.
My personal property has a large value attached to it.
The large tax base of the city made it's account desirable.
It is a modern kind of intangible asset.
It is a matured treasury bond.
He and the cosigner purchased the rectangular plot of land.
The red numbers indicate unpaid debts in his account history.
The red column represents fixed costs.
His Swiss account allows him access to one voting share.
China's voting share is too high for this product.
A treasury bond offers secure investment.
We decreased paper waste by switching to a bill on demand policy.
Here are some examples of nouns modified with three adjectives in the correct order based on the list above.
The fortunate 21 year old American payee didn't even have a cosigner.
The most interesting course assignment in accounting was to write a report on deferred revenue.
The quick, easy, digital turnaround is only two days.
Don't expect a fast turnaround if you renovate a large, old brick building and try to sell it.