la République Française, où la République française ?

PaulC1Kwiziq community member

la République Française, où la République française ?

Small point of detail : la République Française, or la République française ?

I think this should be la République française   (française not capitalised).

What is the consensus on this  ? Does it matter ? Would either be ok ?

On Wikipedia,  in this context , française generally seems to be in lower case, and I think the same on L'OBS web site.

Thanks. Paul.


Asked 4 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Paul and Tom,

Although the -f of française should not be capitalized it is often if used with the word, république; more for reasons of aesthetics on monuments, plaques, and official documents.

If you do a search for images of République Française, you will find plenty of examples backing this up.

 

PaulC1Kwiziq community member
Sorry, Tom, only just noticed your post - I think you are in agreement with me about my question.

la République Française, où la République française ?

Small point of detail : la République Française, or la République française ?

I think this should be la République française   (française not capitalised).

What is the consensus on this  ? Does it matter ? Would either be ok ?

On Wikipedia,  in this context , française generally seems to be in lower case, and I think the same on L'OBS web site.

Thanks. Paul.


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