Adjective before and/or after its noun

AutumnA0Kwiziq community member

Adjective before and/or after its noun

Why does an adjective sometimes come before the noun it modifies, and other times it comes after?  

ex. "un grand bol..." (adjective coming before)

"une voiture verte..." (adjective coming after)

Asked 1 year ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Autumn,

as with many topics in language learning, there is no explication except: that's the way it is.

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

Adjective before and/or after its noun

Why does an adjective sometimes come before the noun it modifies, and other times it comes after?  

ex. "un grand bol..." (adjective coming before)

"une voiture verte..." (adjective coming after)

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