Why isn't 'neige' in the plural in the clause "n'oubliez pas d'installer vos chaînes neige sur vos pneus !"

JillianC1Kwiziq community member

Why isn't 'neige' in the plural in the clause "n'oubliez pas d'installer vos chaînes neige sur vos pneus !"

Asked 2 years ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

As Jim notes, seems to be 'informal' usage for chaînes à neige 

https://www.pneus-online.fr/chaine-neige.html

 

 

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Jillian,

I can find no reference for the noun neige being employed as an adjective.

To equip a vehicle with snow chains we could use the verb chaîner.

My other thought is that "chaînes-neige" may be a compound noun or perhaps "chaînes à neige"

Sorry, but am unable to help further  --  I look forward to reading offers from other contributors.

Bonne Journée.

Jim

Why isn't 'neige' in the plural in the clause "n'oubliez pas d'installer vos chaînes neige sur vos pneus !"

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