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I understand that the adjective goes after the noun, ne est pa?

Jimmy J.A1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

I understand that the adjective goes after the noun, ne est pa?

I also learned there are some exceptions to the rule. Do I need to just memorize the exceptions or is there a way to decipher this grammar?
Asked 6 years ago
Ron T.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
Bonjour Jimmy, Yes, the usual grammar rule is that the adjective follows the noun it modifies. And yes there are exceptions to this: Position of French Adjectives - Short and common adjectives that go BEFORE nouns Position of French Adjectives - More adjectives that go BEFORE nouns The most important thing that I have learned about French grammar is this: Learn the grammar rules, like we did in English, but always know that there will be, in all likelihood, an exception or exceptions. If you practice online or in workbooks enough with this topic, you won't need to memorize the exceptions, you will simply learn them by using them on the exercises. J'espère que cela vous aidera. Bonne chance.
Jimmy J.A1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Mercy, I seem to be getting this wrong on the tests often. I've been fooling with this for a long time so I hope it sticks somehow.
Chris W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
Just an aside..... it is "n'est-ce pas" and not "ne est pas" if you want to say "isn't it". -- Chris (not a native speaker).
Violet D.A2Kwiziq community member
it's "n'est-ce pas"
D. H.C1Kwiziq community member
Thank you for mentioning this, Jimm, in terms of the grammar rule, and I have seen the "exception to the rule" using a practice application that I use sometimes. In fact, the lesson that I just completed on this site is a perfect example of contradiction, where the profession examples given place the adjective immediately BEFORE the noun that identifies the profession. 
Jimmy J.A1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Merci

Jimmy J.A1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Merci
Jimmy J.A1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
You outa see me spell englase.

I understand that the adjective goes after the noun, ne est pa?

I also learned there are some exceptions to the rule. Do I need to just memorize the exceptions or is there a way to decipher this grammar?

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