Why is "le Docteur compétent Quinn" wrong, and how should that sentence be corrected? Thanks!

RobC1Kwiziq community member

Why is "le Docteur compétent Quinn" wrong, and how should that sentence be corrected? Thanks!

Asked 1 year ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

If adjectives relate to a specific person, they often go before that person's name or designation. For example:

La pauvre Marie. -- Poor Marie.
Le compétent Docteur Quinn. -- The competent Dr. Quinn.

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Oh, I just saw that this is explained pretty well in the lesson anyway. Did you have a question regarding that explanation?

-- Chris.

GeorgeC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

le docteur Quinn is a phrase by itself, but if you want to speak about "the competent Dr. Quinn," then you write it "le competent Docteur Quinn."

Why is "le Docteur compétent Quinn" wrong, and how should that sentence be corrected? Thanks!

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