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JohnC1Kwiziq community member

pluriel adjectif ?

Pourquoi "les élèves français" au lieu de "les élèves françaises"?

Asked 11 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi John,

As Kate says 'les élèves français' ( meaning Fench pupils in general) is taken as a mixture of both masculine élèves and feminine élèves.

Please note that the noun élève can refer to a boy or a girl :

un élève brilliant 

une élève brilliante 

Bonne Continuation!

KateA1Kwiziq community member

Because élèves can be solely masculine or could refer to a mixed class

pluriel adjectif ?

Pourquoi "les élèves français" au lieu de "les élèves françaises"?

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