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“La devise a ensuite disparu durant la plus grande partie du dix-neuvième siècle.”

BrianC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

“La devise a ensuite disparu durant la plus grande partie du dix-neuvième siècle.”

Hi, why is “la plus grande partie” feminine? It seems to be “attached to” the male “siècle” more than to the female “devise”. 

Asked 3 years ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

La plus grande partie du siècle. -- The largest part of the century.

La plus grande conforms to la partie, not to le siècle.

BrianC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Ahhh, thanks! I was somehow confusing myself :)

“La devise a ensuite disparu durant la plus grande partie du dix-neuvième siècle.”

Hi, why is “la plus grande partie” feminine? It seems to be “attached to” the male “siècle” more than to the female “devise”. 

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