extraordinaire as an adjective

CaroleC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

extraordinaire as an adjective

This was a sentence in the lesson:  Ce soir-là, quelque chose d'extraordinaire se produisit.

Why is it not "quelque chose extraordinaire"?  Why is it "d'extraordinaire?" 

Thanks for the explanation!

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Carole,

It is a particularity of some expressions -

Quelque chose, rien, quelqu'un,  have to have a 'de' before the adjectives that follow them.

e.g

Il n'y a rien de bon à manger ici = There's nothing good to eat here

C'est quelqu'un de très motivé He is a very motivated person

Take a look at the following Kwiziq lesson -

https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/revision/grammar/how-to-say-something-special-quelque-chose-de-special

Hope this helps!

extraordinaire as an adjective

This was a sentence in the lesson:  Ce soir-là, quelque chose d'extraordinaire se produisit.

Why is it not "quelque chose extraordinaire"?  Why is it "d'extraordinaire?" 

Thanks for the explanation!

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