il a mangé de magnifiques gâteaux
j'ai vu des entroits magnifiques
what is the significance of the adjective before / after the nown?
'magnifique' is part of a set of adjectives, expressing emotions / strong feelings, that can be placed before or after nouns. Here are a few more: atroce = terrible, extraordinaire = extraordinary, splendide = splendid
Placing such an adjective before the noun helps highlight the feeling / opinion expressed - see link to previous answer: the-position-of-delicieux
I hope this is helpful.
Bonne journée !
Before the noun, an abstract sense. After the noun, a concrete / descriptive sense.
Hope this helps.
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