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Quand peut-on mettre un adjectif avant ou après un nom ? — When do adjectives go before or after a noun?

Quelles sont les règles quant au placement des adjectifs avant ou après les noms ? Exemples : Un bel animal (avec en prime le changement beau → bel… règle ?) Une belle maison Une verte prairie — une ...
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Is there a general guide on how adjectives change meaning with position? [duplicate]

Some adjectives' meaning vary depending on the position, namely before or after the noun. Eg: une brave femme means a worthy woman, while une femme brave means a brave woman. Other examples include ...
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Adjective position with "quelque chose"

In a comment to this question, it was pointed out that some adjectives should be placed before quelque chose, while other adjectives should be placed after. For example: un petit/vrai/authentique ...
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Doute autre d'utiliser des adjectifs

J'apprends les adjectifs en ce moment et j'ai un doute. Je sais qu'il y a des adjectifs qui se placent avant les noms. Souvent ils sont appellés "BAGS". Un adjectif qui appartient à de ce groupe est "...
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Quand doit-on placer les adjectifs de taille devant des noms ? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Quand peut-on mettre un adjectif avant ou après un nom? J'ai lu qu'on peut se reporter à l'acronyme « BAGS » lorsqu'on tente de placer un adjectif. Si l'adjectif est dans l'une ...
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How would you say "curious adventures" in French?

How would you say "curious adventures" in French? I understand you can say curieuses aventures or aventures curieuses but don't understand the differences between them
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How to understand double-meaning adjective placement

I know that in French, adjectives usually go after the nous, (major exception being BAGS adjectives), but I'm confused about the logic behind certaint adjectives having double meanings dependent upon ...
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Position of the adjective in complex sentences

I tried to make up a sentence of the following meaning: You have a strange habit to enter the room without knocking on the door. and I ended up with such one (with some help of google translate): ...
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Comment se rappeler des sens divers de certains adjectifs ?

D'après http://french.about.com/od/grammar/a/adjectives_fickle.htm, Generally speaking, when the adjective precedes the noun, it has a figurative or subjective meaning, whereas the adjective which ...
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Adjective before/after noun when preceded by quantifier

As is well known, adjectives in French sometimes go before a noun and sometimes after. But what happens when an adjective is preceded by a quantifier like plus, aussi, or moins? Does it always go ...
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How can I find the meaning of an adjective that comes before the noun?

On this website: notre invité Anthony Lacoudre, [....], expose l’étonnante influence de la langue française sur la langue anglaise au cours des siècles. Putting this into google translate gives: ...
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Same adjectives, different meanings used together in same sentence

If I can say: Un grand homme ( = célèbre ) and Un homme très grand ( = de grand taille ) It seems to me that I could use both meanings in same sentence: Un grand homme très grand ( = de grand ...
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La place des adjectifs qualificatifs

Y a-t-il une difference entre : Un énorme scandale et un scandale énorme. Une excellente université et une université excellente. Un discours interminable et un interminable discours. Une énergie ...
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