Placement of adjectives

Placement of adjectives - gentil (nice), mauvais (bad) •...

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Placement of adjectives Unlike in English, most adjectives in French follow the nouns they modify:  une fille heureuse  (a happy girl)  un ciel bleu  (a blue sky)  A few short, descriptive adjectives, usually expressing beauty, age, goodness, and size (you can  remember this with the acronym BAGS), generally precede the nouns they modify:  Beauty:   beau  (beautiful, handsome),  joli  (pretty)  Age:   nouveau  (new),  vieux  (old),  jeune  (young)  Goodness  (or lack of it):  bon  (good), 
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Unformatted text preview: gentil (nice), mauvais (bad) • Size: grand (large, big), petit (small, little), court (short), long (long), gros (fat , thick), large (wide) Other common adjectives that precede the noun (but do not fall into the BAGS categories) include the following: • autre (other) • chaque (each, every) • dernier (last) • plusieurs (several) • premier (first) • quelques (a few) • tel (such) • tout (all, whole, every)...
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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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