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    Sometimes we use two or more adjectives together. For example:

    He is a tall young man.

    Young is a fact adjective. Fact adjectives give us objective information about something, such as age, size, color, etc. Tall is an opinion adjective. Opinion adjectives tell us what someone thinks about something.

    Opinion adjectives usually go before fact adjectives.

    opinion

    fact

    a

    nice

    sunny

    day

    delicious

    hot

    soup

    an

    intelligent

    young

    man

    a

    beautiful

    large round wooden

    table

    Sometimes there are two or more fact adjectives. Very often (but not always) we put adjectives in this order:

    How big? –> how old? –> what color? –> where from? –> what is it made of? ——– Noun

    Example:

    A tall young man (1 –> 2)

    Big blue eyes (1 –> 3)

    An old white cotton shirt (2 –> 3 –> 5)

    *source: English Grammar in Use (Raymond Murphy)