Paired Adjectives :
Coordinate adjectives are two or more adjectives to describe the same noun. These adjectives are separated by a comma. These adjectives are used in pair to add more values to the nouns which they describe. When the write feels that one adjective is not enough to describe the noun, he has the freedom to use one more adjective to describe the same noun. This is quite possible in English. You might have come across such sentences which might have more than one adjective to speak about the same noun. Such practice of using more than one adjective is followed for a long time in English. Even other languages have this practice of using more adjectives to make the sentences more interesting and more descriptive. These adjectives are also called by another name - Paired Adjectives.
1. A tall, beautiful girl has come to our apartment.
In the above sentence, there are adjectives TALL and BEAUTIFUL which describe the same noun – girl. When these adjectives are used together, they give extra information about the girl.
1. My pen is a new, costly one.
Here also, two adjectives have been used to make the noun more descriptive.
Some writers prefer to use more than two adjectives to describe or modify the same noun.
1. We have low-priced, small, modern house at our native.
Here, there are three adjectives which add more values to the nouns. If two or more adjectives are used, a comma is used to separate them from one another to provide clarity.
1. A compact, white passenger car has been bought by our school.
2. The new Principal of our college is young, smart and intelligent.
3. Your sister seems to be talkative, sportive and pretty.
4. The sales-man selling soaps in this apartment is not only old, but also poor, orphan and weak.
Adjectives of this type can be reversed and can be separated by the word AND.
The intelligent, poor student has not yet paid school-fees.
In the above sentence, there are two adjectives – Intelligent and poor. To make the sentence to convey the same meaning, we can change the order of the adjectives in the sentence.
The poor, intelligent student has not yet paid school-fees. (This is also a correct form.)
The intelligent and poor student has not yet paid school-fees. (This is also a correct form.)
The poor and intelligent student has not yet paid school-fees. (This is also a correct form.)
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