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"Prochain étape"

Emre can A2Kwiziq community member

"Prochain étape"

Why do we say "le prochain étape" and not "l'étape prochain"?

Asked 1 year ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Emre can,

'une étape' doesn't imply a duration like days, months or generic duration terms do, as explained in this lesson.

'la prochaine /dernière étape' implies a notion of series / succession. And both adjectives behave like an ordinal number in this case. It is the next / last one in a series of steps.

la première / deuxième / prochaine / dernière étape = the first / second / next / last step

le premier / prochain anniversaire de mariage = the first / next wedding anniversary

 

I hope this is helfpul.

Bonne journée !

 

Emre can A2Kwiziq community member

Don't we use adjectives after the thing qualified except for the numeral adjectives and adjectives with proper nouns?

Is "prochain" counted as a numeral adjective? 

CélineKwiziq team member

Bonjour Emre can,

See updated answer ;-)

Bonne journée !

"Prochain étape"

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