Order of adjectives
Order of adjectivesAdjectives in English follow a very specific order. It sounds correct to a native English speaker to have the adjectives in the correct order, and it sounds strange if even one adjective is in the wrong place.
The order is:
number opinion size age shape color origin material purpose Noun
So, "three nice small old circular blue Spanish silk serving cloths" is completely correct. Normally, though, English speakers stop at two or three adjectives in a row to a avoid long, confusing sentences.
Put the following adjectives in order before the noun.
moon white, little, winter
fields Chinese, dark, rice, ancient
leaf young, little, single
woman foreign, tiny, working, wrinkled
little white winter moon (William Goyen)
ancient dark Chinese rice fields
single little young leaf (William Goyen)
tiny wrinkled foreign working woman