Suzanne adore les vêtements oranges.

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Stuart

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25 December 2017

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Suzanne adore les vêtements oranges.

There is a question about this and my response (above) was incorrect. Is les vêtements an exception to adding the ‘s’ at the end to orange? I couldn’t see the exception in the discussion. Thanks.

This question relates to:
French lesson "Colour descriptions change according to gender and number (adjectives)"

Stuart

Kwiziq community member

25 December 2017

25/12/17

Sorry - the exception is the colour orange, not ‘les vêtements’.

Ron

Kwiziq community member

25 December 2017

25/12/17

Bonjour Stuart,

Here is an example from the lesson:

Elle a un sac orange et deux écharpes orange. --> She has an orange bag and two orange scarves.
As can be noticed in the example from the lesson Aurélie has given us, in plural phrases «orange» does NOT change form to agree in quantity, i.e. un sac orange and deux écharpes orange.

If one returns to the lesson and reviews the chart, the color «marron» is another case in point where the spelling does NOT change to agree in quantity. 

Chris

Kwiziq community member

25 December 2017

25/12/17

There are a number of exceptions to agreeing colors with the noun they refer to.
The most notable one is that colors with the names of real objects (as, e.g., orange, marron etc.) remain unchanged.

Therefore the exception lies not with vêtements but with orange. -- Chris.

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

29 December 2017

29/12/17

Bonjour Stuart !

Colours orange and marron are indeed specific cases, which are explained in more detail in the following lesson: 

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/compound-colour-names-and-colour-names-derived-from-things-are-invariable

However, I do agree that this particularity needed to be highlighted more clearly in the lesson, and thanks to your feedback, I've now updated the lesson to make it clearer :)

Bonne journée !

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