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Can you explain how the same adjective is used in the before and also after the noun

Radhika

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27 June 2016

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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 relates to:
Colour descriptions change according to gender and number (adjectives) -

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

28 June 2016

28/06/16

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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