I understand that the adjective goes after the noun, ne est pa?

Jimmy

Kwiziq community member

4 September 2017

8 replies

I understand that the adjective goes after the noun, ne est pa?

I also learned there are some exceptions to the rule. Do I need to just memorize the exceptions or is there a way to decipher this grammar?

This relates to:
Adjectives usually go AFTER nouns (adjective position) -

Ron

Kwiziq community member

4 September 2017

4/09/17

Bonjour Jimmy, Yes, the usual grammar rule is that the adjective follows the noun it modifies. And yes there are exceptions to this: https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/my-languages/french/view/3002 https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/my-languages/french/view/2989 The most important thing that I have learned about French grammar is this: Learn the grammar rules, like we did in English, but always know that there will be, in all likelihood, an exception or exceptions. If you practice online or in workbooks enough with this topic, you won't need to memorize the exceptions, you will simply learn them by using them on the exercises. J'espère que cela vous aidera. Bonne chance.

Jimmy

Kwiziq community member

4 September 2017

4/09/17

Mercy, I seem to be getting this wrong on the tests often. I've been fooling with this for a long time so I hope it sticks somehow.

Chris

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6 November 2017

6/11/17

Just an aside..... it is "n'est-ce pas" and not "ne est pas" if you want to say "isn't it". -- Chris (not a native speaker).

Violet

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5 December 2017

5/12/17

it's "n'est-ce pas"

Diane

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20 May 2018

20/05/18

Thank you for mentioning this, Jimm, in terms of the grammar rule, and I have seen the "exception to the rule" using a practice application that I use sometimes. In fact, the lesson that I just completed on this site is a perfect example of contradiction, where the profession examples given place the adjective immediately BEFORE the noun that identifies the profession. 

Jimmy

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22 May 2018

22/05/18

Merci

Jimmy

Kwiziq community member

22 May 2018

22/05/18

Merci

Jimmy

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22 May 2018

22/05/18

You outa see me spell englase.

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