When do I put a determinant? When there is an adjective?

EmilyA1Kwiziq community member

When do I put a determinant? When there is an adjective?

Allo! I'm wondering if you put the determinant only if there isn't an adjective? So if I say "il est policier", there is no determinant, and if I say "il est un policier courageux" I do? Thank you!

Asked 1 year ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Emily,

When talking about someone’s profession you use:

   il / elle ...être

Il est policier = he is a policeman

Elles sont avocates = they are lawyers

Attention:

C’est un policier courageux = he is a brave policeman

C’est une avocate attentionnée = she is a considerate lawyer

C’est un gentil geste = it is a kind gesture

 

Il est courageux he is brave

Elles sont attentionnées = they are considerate

C’est gentil = it is kind

 

 

See link here: when-to-use-cest-or-il-est-elle-est-to-say-it-is

 

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée!

When do I put a determinant? When there is an adjective?

Allo! I'm wondering if you put the determinant only if there isn't an adjective? So if I say "il est policier", there is no determinant, and if I say "il est un policier courageux" I do? Thank you!

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