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L'adjectif "ancien"

Rose Y.C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

L'adjectif "ancien"

un pont ancien     .... d'une autre époque ......     n'est- ce pas?

un ancien pont        ... a former bridge ?????    selon mon livre de grammaire

Asked 1 year ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Rose,

You are correct that your suggestion is right. It has now been added to the correct answers. Also, at times, in practice, "ancien" placed before the noun can mean "former" or "old". The distinction between "former" and "old" is not always so clear-cut. 

Une ancienne coutume / Une coutume ancienne 

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Rose Y.C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

I am only really conscious of it at the moment as it keeps popping up on the Kwizbot exercises. I must say that I do get muddled which is which!!!!

L'adjectif "ancien"

un pont ancien     .... d'une autre époque ......     n'est- ce pas?

un ancien pont        ... a former bridge ?????    selon mon livre de grammaire

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