In addition

In addition - C'tait une surprise inattendue. (It was an...

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In addition,  tout  precedes both the noun and the definite article (  le, la, l', les ):  tous les hommes  (all the men)  toutes les femmes (all the women)  To use more than one adjective in a description, place each adjective according to its normal position  before or after the noun. Two adjectives in the same position are joined by  et  (and):  une longue et mauvaise histoire  (a long, bad story)  une grande maison blanche  (a big, white house)  Past participles may be used as adjectives and, therefore, must agree with the nouns they modify: 
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Unformatted text preview: C'tait une surprise inattendue. (It was an unexpected surprise.) Ces places sont prises. (These seats are taken.) The meaning of some adjectives changes depending on the placement of the adjective before or after the noun it modifies. Before a noun, the adjective has a figurative sense; after a noun, the adjective is used literally: une tradition ancienne une ancienne tradition (an old tradition) (a former tradition) un homme brave un brave homme...
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course FR 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.

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