Particularities of adjectives

1. Differences in meaning are expressed through the position of the adjective. It is either preceding or postpositioning the noun.
postpositioned: literal sense
preceding: metaphorical sense

Literal sense
Metaphorical sense

💬 For Example:
→ une voiture vieille
– an old car
“old“ in the sense of: “This car is vintage”

→ une vieille voiture
– an old car
«old» in the sense of: “We’ve been driving this car for a long time.”

2. If an adjective refers to either a group of mixed gender or two substantives with both gender types the masculine plural form of the adjective is used.

💬 For Example:
Les filles et les garçons assidus seront récompensés par l'école.
– Hard-working girls and boys will be rewarded in school.


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