Position of adjectives

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Position of adjectives

Why vos adorables créations and not vos créations adorables?

I've noticed sometimes long adjectives are placed before the noun. Is there a rule that covers this?

Asked 4 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi G,

In this case, it just sounds better to a French ear, there are lots of latent rules due to euphony.

If you actually say both sentences out loud you will I think, know what I mean...  

GC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Further searching produced a couple of references to "emphatic" or "superlative" adjectives tending to go before nouns but I couldn't find any in depth explanations.

Position of adjectives

Why vos adorables créations and not vos créations adorables?

I've noticed sometimes long adjectives are placed before the noun. Is there a rule that covers this?

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