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Position of an adjective

Eugene M.C1Kwiziq community member

Position of an adjective

Hello, please advise why affreuse is in front of the noun. je souffre d'affreuses crampes

Thank you 

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Eugene, 

Please take a look at the following lesson -

Position of French Adjectives - Short and common adjectives that go BEFORE nouns

 

Hope this helps!

Chris W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

I couldn't find the answer in Cécile's link. Because the situation Eugene brought up is actually quite often encountered, I think this situation merits a mention in the lesson and should be added.

By putting an adjective ahead of the noun that would normally follow the noun, you make a stylistic choice. In this case, you emphasize the intensity of the cramps and convey a stronger emotional impact. This word order choice is common when expressing personal experiences or strong emotions in French. The preceding adjective conveys a subjective quality such as an opinion, a feeling or judgement.

Position of an adjective

Hello, please advise why affreuse is in front of the noun. je souffre d'affreuses crampes

Thank you 

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