Do adjectives always come in front of the noun they describe?

Robert

Kwiziq community member

12 October 2017

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Do adjectives always come in front of the noun they describe?

Peut on dire "La France est un pays merveilleux?"

This relates to:
Using le, la, l', les with continents, countries & regions names (definite articles) -

Gruff

Kwiziq language super star

12 October 2017

12/10/17

HI Robert

You can see all of our lessons on the rules around French adjectives - including position - here: https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/revision/grammar/by-area/adjectives-adverbs

Hope that helps!

Chris

Kwiziq community member

16 October 2017

16/10/17

Hi Robert, the situation in French is a bit more varied. The vast majority of adjectives follows the noun. Then there are some which always come before the noun (e.g., grand, belle, nouveau, etc.). And then there are some which even change meaning depending on whether you put them before or after the noun. "Propre" means "one's own" when it vomes before the noun and "clean" when put after it. Best to study the exercises Gruff has posted. -- Chris (who is not a native speaker).

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