Hi, with reference to “les Belges brassent près de huit cent variétés de bière ?”, “les Belges brassent près de huit-cent sortes de bière ?”, and “les Belges brassent près de 800 types de bière ?”.
I thought that it was not correct to capitalise “les belges”?
Freeform Writing Exercise B1
Nationalities are capitalized when they are nouns, but not when they are adjectives.
Les bières belges sont connues partout. -- Belgian beers are known everywhere.Les Belges brassent de très bonnes bières. -- The Belgians brew very good beer.
The first sentence uses belges as an adjective to bières and is not capitalized. The second sentence, however, refers to les Belges as a noun and is capitalized.
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