Another adjective placement question

CaraMC1Kwiziq community member

Another adjective placement question

Hola,

To piggyback on David's question about the 'rich hot chocolate', I am also wondering about the 'small religious festival'. I can't remember the hint, but I'm pretty sure it confused me. Maybe, 'small was reinforcing festival'?? 

So I made a note that hot was reinforcing chocolate and was therefore placed after chocolate in the correction edit, but then when I tried to apply the same rule of small reinforcing festival, meaning it should been placed after festival, (which actually looked and sounded strange to me) it was actually placed before festival. 

I am confused!

What is the rule with a reinforcing adj? They are placed before the noun?     And is David correct that rich is reinforcing chocolate and not hot?

And reinforcing seems to even be a new descriptive word. I looked back at the lesson and saw highlight, emphasize, differentiate, distinction and extra nuance. What is 'to reinforce' equal to?

I'm not trying to be super picky. I'm just looking for rules to apply in my learning process.

Thanks!

Asked 3 weeks ago
DavidC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi there Cara !

Yes, you are right, the lesson - at  > Adjectives & Adverbs > Level B2 > Grammar > Library > Learn Spanish faster with Kwiziq Spanish [ref. no. 6982] or Position of adjectives in Spanish - does not actually use the word 'reinforce'; instead, it discusses adjectives which 'highlight' the noun, or which 'emphasise' [its nature], or which give it 'extra nuance': (< these are all are synonyms for 'reinforce').

I don't have easy access to the hint we were given regarding 'small religious festival', but I'm failrly sure it said that 'small was reinforcing' [= "emphasising, highlighting"] the noun - so, yes, it has to go in front [whereas "religiosa" was placed after the noun].

Good luck with your studies !

Regards, David Mc

InmaKwiziq team member

Hola CaraM

Yes, when we want to convey that emphasis on the quality we place it in front of the noun. The hint was saying "reinforcing" but we change it to "emphasising" si it clicks with what the lesson is saying in case there is any confusion.

I hope it helps

Saludos

Another adjective placement question

Hola,

To piggyback on David's question about the 'rich hot chocolate', I am also wondering about the 'small religious festival'. I can't remember the hint, but I'm pretty sure it confused me. Maybe, 'small was reinforcing festival'?? 

So I made a note that hot was reinforcing chocolate and was therefore placed after chocolate in the correction edit, but then when I tried to apply the same rule of small reinforcing festival, meaning it should been placed after festival, (which actually looked and sounded strange to me) it was actually placed before festival. 

I am confused!

What is the rule with a reinforcing adj? They are placed before the noun?     And is David correct that rich is reinforcing chocolate and not hot?

And reinforcing seems to even be a new descriptive word. I looked back at the lesson and saw highlight, emphasize, differentiate, distinction and extra nuance. What is 'to reinforce' equal to?

I'm not trying to be super picky. I'm just looking for rules to apply in my learning process.

Thanks!

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