Ambiguity again

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Ambiguity again

The old house where my parents lived.  Is it an ancient house that my parents once lived in or is it a modern house that they formerly lived in?

1How would you say: ''The ancient building where my parents lived.'' ?L'ancien bâtiment où mes parents habitaient.Le bâtiment ancien où mes parents habitaient.Le bâtiment ancienne où mes parents habitaient.Le bâtiment d'ancien où mes parents habitaient.
Asked 3 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Ian,

The old building where my parents lived L'ancien bâtiment où habitaient mes parents

i.e. the former one , previous to the current one

Le bâtiment ancien où habitaient mes parents 

i.e the old /vintage/ antique 

Hope this helps!

Ambiguity again

The old house where my parents lived.  Is it an ancient house that my parents once lived in or is it a modern house that they formerly lived in?

1How would you say: ''The ancient building where my parents lived.'' ?L'ancien bâtiment où mes parents habitaient.Le bâtiment ancien où mes parents habitaient.Le bâtiment ancienne où mes parents habitaient.Le bâtiment d'ancien où mes parents habitaient.

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