Ok, I’ll try again... Un bon pour les cheveux shampooing.

Karl

Kwiziq community member

15 February 2019

6 replies

Ok, I’ll try again... Un bon pour les cheveux shampooing.

To me this reads as “a voucher for hair shampoo” and I don’t see how the syntax is incorrect... unless “Bon” is supposed to be an adjective and not a noun.

I’m very confused!?

This question relates to:
French lesson "Adjectives usually go AFTER nouns (adjective position)"

Chris

Kwiziq community member

15 February 2019

15/02/19

I guess you have to parse it differently: it is actually un bon shampooing pour les cheveux.

Karl

Kwiziq community member

15 February 2019

15/02/19

Ahh, I see...thanks

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

16 February 2019

16/02/19

Hi karl, 

I cannot find the context but if it was a voucher (un bon) it would be :

Un bon pour un shampooing...

Hope this helps!

 

Alan

Kwiziq community member

16 February 2019

16/02/19

I think the point that is being taught here is that adjectives, even short adjectives like bon, are placed after the noun if they have a complement, i.e. "bon pour les cheveux". So it should be:

un shampooing bon pour les cheveux

Heyes

Kwiziq community member

31 March 2019

31/03/19

I think it is a very odd question about adjective position since there isn’t actually an adjective as it stands and to make sense of the sentence you have to move a noun, and understand that bon is supposed to be an adjective.

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

1 April 2019

1/04/19

Just to add -

'Un bon shampooing pour les cheveux' , indicates that the shampoo is a good quality one 

You would say - 

'Un shampooing bon pour les cheveux secs / gras/ abimés' 

for a specific shampoo good for dry, greasy or damaged hair.

Hope this helps!

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