Suzanne adore les vêtements oranges.

StuartB1Kwiziq community member

Suzanne adore les vêtements oranges.

There is a question about this and my response (above) was incorrect. Is les vêtements an exception to adding the ‘s’ at the end to orange? I couldn’t see the exception in the discussion. Thanks.
Asked 1 year ago
RonC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Bonjour Stuart,

Here is an example from the lesson:

Elle a un sac orange et deux écharpes orange. --> She has an orange bag and two orange scarves.
As can be noticed in the example from the lesson Aurélie has given us, in plural phrases «orange» does NOT change form to agree in quantity, i.e. un sac orange and deux écharpes orange.

If one returns to the lesson and reviews the chart, the color «marron» is another case in point where the spelling does NOT change to agree in quantity. 

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

There are a number of exceptions to agreeing colors with the noun they refer to.
The most notable one is that colors with the names of real objects (as, e.g., orange, marron etc.) remain unchanged.

Therefore the exception lies not with vêtements but with orange. -- Chris.

StuartB1Kwiziq community member
Sorry - the exception is the colour orange, not ‘les vêtements’.
AurélieKwiziq team member

Bonjour Stuart !

Colours orange and marron are indeed specific cases, which are explained in more detail in the following lesson: 

https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/compound-colour-names-and-colour-names-derived-from-things-are-invariable

However, I do agree that this particularity needed to be highlighted more clearly in the lesson, and thanks to your feedback, I've now updated the lesson to make it clearer :)

Bonne journée !

Suzanne adore les vêtements oranges.

There is a question about this and my response (above) was incorrect. Is les vêtements an exception to adding the ‘s’ at the end to orange? I couldn’t see the exception in the discussion. Thanks.

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