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    Place des adjectifs


    LA PLACE DES ADJECTIFS

    THE PLACE OF THE ADJECTIVES

     

     

    En règle générale, l'adjectif suit le nom

    Generally, adjectives follow nouns:

    C'est un film drôle.  => It's a funny film.

    L'ouvrier  a besoin d'un outil neuf. =>The workman needs a new tool.

     

     

    Mais certains adjectifs précèdent le nom:

     

    But some adjectives precede the noun.  

    Bon good /  mauvais bad /  grand big – great /  petit small- little,-petty

     Jeune young /  vieux old- aged /  long  long /  beau beautiful / faux false

    Gros fat– big /  nouveau new /  joli nice - beautiful.

     

    Ce film est un bon film.  =>This movie is a good movie.

    Marie est une jolie fille =>  Mary is a nice girl.

     

     

    Quelques adjectifs changent de sens selon qu'ils sont placés avant ou après le nom. Généralement, mis après le nom, ils gardent leur sens littéral alors que placés avant le nom ils prennent un sens figuré.

     

    A few adjectives change meaning when placed before the noun. Generally when they are placed after the noun, they keep their literal meaning and when placed before it, they take on a figurative sense. 

    Un ancien enseignant = a former teacher

    Un enseignant ancien   = An aged teacher

    Je préfère garder ma propre maison = I prefer to keep my own house

    Je préfère garder ma maison propre = I prefer keeping my house clean.

    Un grand homme = a great man

    Un homme grand   = a big man

    …. Etc …

     

    Dans l'exercice suivant reconstituez les phrases toutes au sens propre.

    In the following exercise, piece the sentences together; (all have a literal meaning).





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