placement of puissant

RichaC1Kwiziq community member

placement of puissant

He has a lot of powerful friends. 

Il a beaucoup d'amis puissants. 

Is it correct to place puissant after the noun in this sentence? In which case puissant will precede noun?


Asked 6 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Richa,

In this case, you can only put 'puissants' after the noun as you wouldn't split beaucoup de and amis, it would sound very clumsy.

But you might say -

C'est une puissante voiture

or

C'est une voiture puissante.

Although attributive adjectives will normally follow the noun ( un chat noir, une fille intelligente, etc.), as the lesson indicates, some BANGS ( beauty- age- number- goodness - size ) adjectives will precede them.

Puissant, however, seems to have a mind of its own...

RichaC1Kwiziq community member

thanks, Cécile.

placement of puissant

He has a lot of powerful friends. 

Il a beaucoup d'amis puissants. 

Is it correct to place puissant after the noun in this sentence? In which case puissant will precede noun?


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