Grand

sue

Kwiziq community member

8 September 2016

2 replies

Grand

Again grand before or after the noun. Le grande homme I am told means the great man, one who is respected etc, whereas l' homme grand is the tall man. If we want to speficy that a person is tall do we have to place grand after the noun. thank you

This relates to:
Short and common adjectives that go BEFORE nouns (adjective position) -

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

9 September 2016

9/09/16

Bonjour Sue !

You are correct as for the use of "grand" with "homme" or "femme", but this disctinction doesn't apply to objects or animals, for which you will always place "grand" before to indicate a physical characteristic:
un grand ours
une grande chaise

I hope that's helpful!

sue

Kwiziq community member

10 September 2016

10/09/16

Salut Aurélie
again a great answer

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