black friday cyber monday last chance to save 25% on all packages »

Do the antonyms follow the same rules?

HarryC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Do the antonyms follow the same rules?

The lesson implies that "vieux" and "ancien" follow the same usage rules as "neuf" and "nouveau", i.e. objective and subjective, respectively. But according to the lesson on Movable Adjectives, in the case of "ancien" at least, it is the placement of the adjective before or after the noun that determines whether it is translated subjectively or objectively.

Which lesson is correct?

This question relates to:French lesson "Neuf vs nouveau = New"
Asked 1 month ago
JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Hi Harry,

This type of question has been discussed many times on the forum.

Generally, we can say   --  before the noun an abstract meaning, after the noun a concrete / 

descriptive meaning.

Hope this helps.

Jim

Do the antonyms follow the same rules?

The lesson implies that "vieux" and "ancien" follow the same usage rules as "neuf" and "nouveau", i.e. objective and subjective, respectively. But according to the lesson on Movable Adjectives, in the case of "ancien" at least, it is the placement of the adjective before or after the noun that determines whether it is translated subjectively or objectively.

Which lesson is correct?

Sign in to submit your answer

Don't have an account yet? Join today

Ask a question

Find your French level for FREE

Test your French to the CEFR standard

Find your French level
Thinking...