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Use of "de" with an adjective

HarryC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Use of "de" with an adjective

I know that this phrase is incorrect: "Le bâtiment d'ancien où mes parents habitaient", but I also know that sometimes "de" is used with an adjective in similar phrases.

What is the rule about whether to add "de" to an adjective?

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

It doesn't work here, Harry as you rightly say.

Are you thinking of after quelque chose de / rien de ?

J'ai quelque chose d'important à te dire = I have something important to tell you

Il est arrivé quelque chose de grave hier Something very serious happened yesterday 

Hope this helps!

Harry asked:View original

Use of "de" with an adjective

I know that this phrase is incorrect: "Le bâtiment d'ancien où mes parents habitaient", but I also know that sometimes "de" is used with an adjective in similar phrases.

What is the rule about whether to add "de" to an adjective?

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