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Ahh...the English language.

The many idiosyncrasies and pronunciations are wonderful to behold but also infuriatingly confusing.

You might be completely unaware of this, but there are many rules to do with this English language that you abide by every day without realising.

One of them has to do with the order in which you place adjectives, before a noun.

In order to correctly order your nouns they have to go obey the following:

Opinion - size - age - shape - colour - origin - material - purpose - noun

Bet you didn't know that, did you?

Journalist Matthew Anderson, discovered this rule in the book The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase written by Mark Forsyth in 2013.

He took a photo of the page containing this peculiar rule and it quickly went viral.

The funny thing is that this is 100 per cent true and if you were to jumble up that order, then the sentence wouldn't make any sense at all.

For example:

Old, little, green, rectangular, lovely, silver, French whittling knife.

That just sounds like gobbledegook.

HT Quartz

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