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Brand new vs New (but used before)

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Brand new vs New (but used before)

Why is the answer not: Georges cherche pour son neuf stylo? 

There is no suggestion that the new pen has been used before. If it had, it would be (masc/sing) nouveau - the answer given as correct.

Can you please explain why the answer is nouveau.

Asked 2 months ago
DavidB1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributorCorrect answer

Hi. I think it is a trick question as ‘nouveau’ is a BAGS adjective and precedes the noun, but (don’t ask me why) ‘neuf’ follows the noun, as in “Pont Neuf”.

Brand new vs New (but used before)

Why is the answer not: Georges cherche pour son neuf stylo? 

There is no suggestion that the new pen has been used before. If it had, it would be (masc/sing) nouveau - the answer given as correct.

Can you please explain why the answer is nouveau.

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