The simplest level of English word order within a sentence is that subjects come first followed by verbs and then direct objects.
When you have more complicated sentences, use the following general order.
|much (noncount nouns)||more||most|
|many (count nouns)||more||most|
|old (people and things)||older||oldest|
|old (family members)||elder||eldest|
When an English sentence includes more than one adjective modifying a given noun, the adjectives have a hierarchy you should follow. The adjectives that modify the noun show that hierarchical order. You should, however, keep a string of adjectives to two or three. The example includes a longer string of adjectives simply to clarify the word order.
Some languages, such as Spanish, insert “no” before a verb to create a negative sentence. In English, the negative is often indicated by placing “not” after the verb or in a contraction with the verb.
I can’t make it before 1:00 p.m.
Incorrect example: I no can make it before 1:00 p.m.