Position of prochaine

BrianC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Position of prochaine

Why do we have “la prochaine fois”? Normally I see “prochain” placed after the noun, such as, to pick a random example: “J'irai courir la semaine prochaine”.
Asked 2 years ago
JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Hi Brian,

I imagine that you are already aware that the position of this adjective affects the meaning?

Before the noun "a series" whereas after the noun expressing time in the sense "next"

Examples 1) La prochaine semaine  -- the following week as in a series of weeks

2) La semaine prochaine  --  next week (expressing time)

 

Hope this helps.

Jim

BrianC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Ahhh yes, that rings a bell now you mention it. Thanks Jim

Position of prochaine

Why do we have “la prochaine fois”? Normally I see “prochain” placed after the noun, such as, to pick a random example: “J'irai courir la semaine prochaine”.

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