There are 2 basic positions for adjectives:
|1||I have a||big||dog.|
Adjective Before Noun
We often use more than one adjective before the noun:
What is the correct order for two or more adjectives?
"Opinion" is what you think about something. "Fact" is what is definitely true about something.
size, shape, age, colour / origin / material / purpose
Note that when we want to use two colour adjectives, we join them with "and":
Here are some examples of adjective order:
|determiner||opinion adjectives||fact adjectives|
|other||size, shape, age, colour||origin||material||purpose*|
|a||lovely||pink and green||Thai||silk||dress|
|a||big black and white||dog|
*often a noun used as an adjective
Adjective After Verb
An adjective can come after some verbs, such as: be, become, feel, get, look, seem, smell, sound
Even when an adjective comes after the verb and not before a noun, it always refers to and qualifies the subject of the clause, not the verb.
Look at the examples below: subject verb adjective
These verbs are "stative" verbs, which express a state or change of state, not "dynamic" verbs which express an action. Note that some verbs can be stative in one sense (she looks beautiful | it got hot), and dynamic in another (she looked at him | he got the money). The above examples do not include all stative verbs.
Note also that in the above structure (subject verb adjective), the adjective can qualify a pronoun since the subject may be a pronoun.