un extrêmement vieux parchemin

AudreyA2Kwiziq community member

un extrêmement vieux parchemin

From what i gather "Un vieux parchemin" would be correct. Why is "Un extrêmement vieux parchemin" incorrect? Thank you.

Asked 1 year ago
TomC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Hi Audrey,

This is a special case where adjectives modified by multi-sylable adverbs always follow the noun even if, normally, the adjective goes before the the noun: In your case:

Un très vieux parchemin BUT Un parchemin extrêmement vieux.

Hope this helps,

Tom

un extrêmement vieux parchemin

From what i gather "Un vieux parchemin" would be correct. Why is "Un extrêmement vieux parchemin" incorrect? Thank you.

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