cada cosa en su sitio III: el orden de los adjetivos


Una de las reglas más importantes de la gramática inglesa es muy fácil de explicar (pero por lo visto muy difícil de poner en práctica): los adjetivos se colocan antes de los sustantivos.

She’s a very special person. (She’s a person very special. X)

They live in a really big house. (They live in a house really big.X)

Los adjetivos no tienen número en inglés.

They’ve been to many different places. (They’ve been to many differents places.X)

Chickens are ugly. (Chickens are uglies. X)

Aunque esta explicación ha sido muy corta, ¡estos errores son grandes! Ahora, a practicar…


Corrige estas frases:

1. We stayed in a hotel very nice.

2. This is a wine really good.

3. These shoes are news.

4. There are a lot of buildings talls in New York.

5. He asks questions really difficults.

6. Do you know where there is a restaurant inexpensive?

7. They’re having problems economics.

8. These oranges are horribles!


1. We stayed in a very nice hotel.

2. This is a really good wine.

3. These shoes are new.

4. There are a lot of tall buildings in New York.

5. He asks really difficult questions.

6. Do you know where there is an inexpensive restaurant?

7. They’re having economic problems.

8. These oranges are horrible!

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Posted by Zac on Jun 25, 2010 in Exercises, Grammar |


Jun 26, 2010 at 4:30 pm

Hi Zac…

I think you forgot to put a S aflter building “4. There are a lot of tall building in New York.”

Jun 27, 2010 at 12:36 am

I love your blog Zac! 😀
mmm… Nothing else >.<

narciso xum
Jun 27, 2010 at 5:03 am

muchas gracias Zac por compartir tu valiosos conocimientos.

Jun 28, 2010 at 12:44 am

Hola zac , muy valiosa tu explicacion.
Lo que yo tambien quiero saber es el orden de los adjetivos pero dependiendo del : color , origen , material , etc…….. sino me equivoco hay un orden definido para cada uno , y quisiera que expliques eso , o si ya lo has explicado por favor me pasas el link , bueno cuidate y gracias por todo

Jun 28, 2010 at 2:30 pm

Hi Zac,

From my viewpoint there is a mistake in one of the answers ( Number 4 ). Is the correct expresion “tall building ” or “tall buildings” ( with “s” )? As you say must be the last one.

Thanks a lot.


Jorge Medina
Aug 24, 2010 at 2:14 pm

My name is Jorge these web is very very well. Please I will practice Englis for these pagine web.

thank you


Mar 3, 2012 at 7:50 pm

Hi Zac, I agree with Carlos about the plural in the word ‘building’ just in number four exercise. But, I’ve got some more doubts. Is it possible to say ‘These are new shoes’ instead of ‘These shoes are new’? and, let me ask you several ones: Is it possible to say ‘He really asks difficult questions’? and, don’t you think that sounds better: ‘Do you know where is an inexpensive restaurant’? and, finally, Could I say: ‘These are horrible oranges’? That’s all. Thank you, very much, indeed. Ismael



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