An earthquake struck the town of Santa Mariain Peru early yesterday morning. The quake measured 7.5 on the Richter scale and is one of theworst earthquakes in over fifty years. Theauthorities reported fifty people missing.The quake struck at 5 am local time, and lasted for about half aminute. Most buildings collapsed, ten people died and hundredsare still buried under debris. Other countries are now sendingemergency medical supplies to the town. Volunteers are buildingshelters and Red Cross doctors are treating the injured.
Ambulances took others to a hospital in a nearby city. The government promised to give money to the town to help pay forthe rebuilding of the houses.
Local people are still trying to get over the shock. "It washorrible," one resident said. "I'll never forget it."
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Order of Adjectives
· Adjectives describe nouns. They have the same form in the singular and plural. (a blue dress two blue dresses)
· There are two types of adjectives. Opinion adjectives (beautiful, great, expensive etc) show what we think of someone or something. Fact adjectives (short, long, red etc) show what someone or something really is. Opinion adjectives go before fact adjectives. She is wearing a beautiful red dress.
· When there is more than one fact adjective in a sentence, it usually goes in the following order.
Size: small, big, short, long etc
Weight:heavy, light etc
Shape: triangular, round, rectangular, square etc
Colour: dark / light blue, yellow, pink, cream, red purple etc