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If yeux is plural, why isn't the adjective?

Jacqui P.A1Kwiziq community member

If yeux is plural, why isn't the adjective?

I thought adjectives were supposed to agree with nouns, but les yeux is plural yet the correct word for the phrase about Yves having browns eyes was marron, not marrons. Can anyone explain why this is?

Asked 4 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Jacqui,

 It is because 'marron' is invariable, so is 'orange' but orange eyes would be odd!

Take another look at the table at the top of the lesson.

 

If yeux is plural, why isn't the adjective?

I thought adjectives were supposed to agree with nouns, but les yeux is plural yet the correct word for the phrase about Yves having browns eyes was marron, not marrons. Can anyone explain why this is?

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