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Kwiziq community member
29 December 2017
Why is it grand-chose and not grande-chose?
This question relates to:French lesson "Ne ... pas grand-chose = Not much (negation)"
30 December 2017
1 January 2018
Kwiziq language super star
28 February 2018
I can see your point since "chose" being feminine the logical deduction would be that "grand" should be "grande".
However, the expression "pas grand-chose " is always like that. Apparently in olden French it would have been spelt "grand'chose" which normally indicates there's a letter missing but in modern French we just accept the expression is "grand-chose" and don't bat an eyelid!
Hope this helps!
2 March 2018
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