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Brand new vs New (but used before)

SandraB1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Brand new vs New (but used before)

Why is the answer not: Georges cherche pour son neuf stylo? 

There is no suggestion that the new pen has been used before. If it had, it would be (masc/sing) nouveau - the answer given as correct.

Can you please explain why the answer is nouveau.

Asked 4 years ago
DavidB1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributorCorrect answer

Hi. I think it is a trick question as ‘nouveau’ is a BAGS adjective and precedes the noun, but (don’t ask me why) ‘neuf’ follows the noun, as in “Pont Neuf”.

DavidB1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributorCorrect answer

BAGS is a common acronym for: Beauty, Age, Goodness, Size. Used to remember the types of adjectives that precede the noun.  See "Short and common adjectives that go BEFORE nouns".

CelenaB1Kwiziq community member

What is a BAGS adjective?

Brand new vs New (but used before)

Why is the answer not: Georges cherche pour son neuf stylo? 

There is no suggestion that the new pen has been used before. If it had, it would be (masc/sing) nouveau - the answer given as correct.

Can you please explain why the answer is nouveau.

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