Describing People and Objects
Adjectives are placed directly before nouns to describe certain qualities.
Our accounting policy includes keeping simple and understandable records.
Accountability is a vital principle.
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.
Outside aid is extremely important.
If you want to inform your members of something urgent an action alert is effective.
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.
Our partnership is somewhat helpful.
The gigantic tank is a vital tool for peace-building.
This ancient artwork is now the symbol of the Native People's Advocacy Alliance.
His is the youngest member of our personnel department.
We chose a square logo for our Advocacy Group.
We printed our advocacy plan on round sheets of paper and that set our plan apart from the rest.
A red flag can be understood in a political context.
The green dots represent sustainable population levels.
The Italian delegates had the most popular political position.
The Iraqi people and Iranian people are discovering areas of mutual interest.
The baseline data confirms the program to install tin roofs was successful.
We printed our positioning statement on hemp paper.
Here are some examples of nouns modified with three adjectives in the correct order based on the list above.
Reaching that benchmark allowed us to provide more money to creative young European students.
This absurd round brown statue of a servant boy is a prime example of the prejudices of the period.
This bell-shaped curve shows a relatively large standard deviation among liberal older Americans.
That interesting square red logo was designed for a poverty alleviation organization.