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une région d'outre-mer français

Frank C.C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

une région d'outre-mer français

Why not française to make the accord with feminin région ? 

Asked 1 year ago
Alan G.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Because d'outre-mer français also applies to un département.

Maarten K.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Basically 'outre-mer' is invariable - as an adverb, or as a masculine invariable noun.  

https://dictionnaire.lerobert.com/definition/outre-mer

Alan G.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

I'm not sure that's relevant Maarten, the agreement of français is with un département et une région, so it's masculine plural, which happens to be just the same as the singular. 

Stephen W.A2Kwiziq community member

It would be nice if you were to capitalise the hints were necessary!

une région d'outre-mer français

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