BANGS adjectives?

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Kwiziq community member

1 February 2017

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BANGS adjectives?

This lesson is kind of confusing me. At school I learned that the superlative must come after the noun unless the adjective would come before the noun, and in that case the placement would be a choice. The French About page on superlatives also states this rule. So wouldn't "Marie est la plus intelligente fille de la classe" be incorrect?

This question relates to:
French lesson "Forming the superlative of adjectives in complex cases"


Kwiziq community member

3 April 2017


The video on this lesson page says the same thing, and I've also seen the advice that the placement of the superlative follows the normal placement of the adjective, whether before or after the noun, so I'm also left wondering.


Kwiziq language super star

31 December 2018


Hi Kenneth,

Both examples are given in the lesson :

Marie est la plus intelligente fille de la classe 


Marie est la fille la plus intelligente de la classe


Marie is the smartest girl in the class


Kwiziq community member

21 May 2019


The video's unavailable now, but I still hope a Kwiziq staff person will try to explain the discrepancy, or confirm that the lesson is correct.

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