Kwiziq community member
27 June 2016
Can you explain how the same adjective is used in the before and also after the noun
for example: Elle a les cheveux longs et blonds becomes Elle a de long cheveux blonds.
This question relates to:French lesson "Colour descriptions change according to gender and number (adjectives)"
Kwiziq language super star
28 June 2016
Bonjour Radhika !
That's a good question! It depends which rule you follow regarding adjectives:
- if you consider the adjectives one by one (longs/blonds), therefore you respect their established position: long is always before the noun, and blond after, hence Elle a de longs cheveux blonds.
- if you link these two adjectives with et (and), therefore the rule is to place them after the noun, hence Elle a les cheveux longs et blonds.
In French you can do either, as long as you stay coherent with the rules.
I hope that's helpful!
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