Position of "ancien"

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Position of "ancien"

For "these old objects" I tried "ces objets anciens" and was corrected to "ces anciens objets". Is ancien going before the noun here because there is some sense of former-ness (the objects aren't what they used to be), even though they are still objects?

Asked 10 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Adrian,

You are correct that "objets anciens" is a correct alternative here. Thanks to you it has now bee added to the lists of alternative answers.

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Position of "ancien"

For "these old objects" I tried "ces objets anciens" and was corrected to "ces anciens objets". Is ancien going before the noun here because there is some sense of former-ness (the objects aren't what they used to be), even though they are still objects?

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