placement of adjective long

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placement of adjective long

Elle a un visage long et sérieux. 

Why is long following the noun in this sentence? 

As per BANGS rule, the adjective "long" usually precedes the noun. I came across this sentence in a book Entre Jeune, used for teaching french to 9th standard in schools in India.

Asked 11 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Richa,

Thank you for your question and sorry it took us so long to reply.

When a noun is qualified by two or more adjectives, they are placed after the noun they qualify IF they are linked together by a link word (mais, donc, car, or, et, ou, ni...ni…)

Elle a une visage beau mais sévère she has a beautiful but strict face

Il a les cheveux blonds et bouclés he has blond and curly hair

 

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée!

placement of adjective long

Elle a un visage long et sérieux. 

Why is long following the noun in this sentence? 

As per BANGS rule, the adjective "long" usually precedes the noun. I came across this sentence in a book Entre Jeune, used for teaching french to 9th standard in schools in India.

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