la bien meilleure offre and la offre bien meilleure

IanA1Kwiziq community member

la bien meilleure offre and la offre bien meilleure

Can you explain why you can put bien meilleure after the noun? I know that meilleur always goes before the noun, but I did'nt realise that it could go after the noun when used with bien. Why is that?

Asked 2 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Hi Jim, I followed your link but I failed to find an answer to Ian's question there.

Bien meilleure can go either before or after offre:

C'est une offre bien meilleure versus c'est une bien meilleure offre.

Usually, if used by itself, meilleure precedes the noun. But for stylistic reasons, to highlight the quality of the offer, and also because it forms a compound adjective with bien, it can be placed after the noun.

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Ian,

https://www.lawlessfrench.com/expressions/meilleur-expressions/

Have a look at Laura's link above or her related links on her page. I think you will find the help you need there.

Hope this helps.

Jim

la bien meilleure offre and la offre bien meilleure

Can you explain why you can put bien meilleure after the noun? I know that meilleur always goes before the noun, but I did'nt realise that it could go after the noun when used with bien. Why is that?

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