Why is magnifiques placed differently in 2 sentences?

MelodyB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Why is magnifiques placed differently in 2 sentences?

-- relative to endoits vs. gâteaux ?
Asked 3 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team member
Bonjour Melody ! The regular rule is to place "long" adjectives (3 or more syllables) AFTER the noun. However, they can also be placed BEFORE when expressing an "affective", subjective opinion. Therefore, adjectives such as "magnifique", "délicieux", "énorme"... can be used in either position. I hope that's helpful! À bientôt !
MichaelC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Can't get my FR keyboard to stay French when I click here. Anyway, Tres complique! So the BAGS (adjectives of Beauty, Age, Goodness or Size precede the noun) rule gets "overruled" by the 3-syllable rule which gets overruled by the "'affective', subjective opinion" rule? What is "affective", subjective? Aren't all opinions subjective?
JenniferC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Sorry, clumsy fingers down voted instead of upvoted. Loved your concise summary, but am puzzled by the affective bit of affective subjective. What does it mean anyone?

Why is magnifiques placed differently in 2 sentences?

-- relative to endoits vs. gâteaux ?

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