why not "les verres grosses?"
I was wondering this as well!
The adjective comes before the noun when referring to Beauty, Age, Goodness or Size, usually remembered by the acronym BAGS.
What I'm wondering is why singular gros used to modify plural verres?
Because gros is used for masculine singular AND plural.
Male: le gros, les gros
Female: la grosse, les grosses
Saying les gros verres is perfectly fine.
It's a shame they never explain that or leave it in the word help.
Finally! You've made this frustratingly confusing area clear for me.
Aha! Thank you.
Oui, and I believe the complete acronym is BANGS (Beauty, Age, Number/Newness, Goodness, and Size) ;-)
That's fantastic. Thank you! :)
Why didn't it accept "les lunettes?" That's what I learned glasses were in Rosetta Stone. Or did this mean "drinking glasses?"
It should have made it more clear, but yes, it was drinking glasses and not eyeglasses.
Funny, I got it wrong for "verres." It said it should have been "lunettes." Tres amusant, non?
So when the adjective comes before the noun we don't need to use the plural form? Does it happen only in this case or with any adjective that follow the BAGS rule?
Yes you have to use the plural here, and both gros and grands are masculine plurals.
Yes, I see, thanks. Didn't know 'gros' was singular and plural.
Is verres used in the sense of drinking glasses only or others as well like eye glasses?
Why "grands verres" and not "grandes verres"?
'verres' the noun is masculine and you would use 'grand' to agree with it. If it was a feminine word like 'pommes' you would use 'grandes' ADJECTIVE AGREEMENT!!
What is the singular form of "gros"? Because I assumed if this sentence is in plural form then "gros" would turn into "groses" considering I though "gros" was singular?
gros is both.
Les verres grande? Why not
I'm giving you half an answer! If you are using "grand" in this context I believe it should agree with the masculine, plural "verres" - hence "grands" not "grande", but as to why gros and not grand - I do not know! Help someone!
Gros and grand both work (before the noun) here. Gros I think is for bigger in a roundish way (wider), grands for bigger in a height way (taller glasses)
I also do not know why gros and not grands, but I DO know either way the adjective should come before verres.
You need to specify which sort of glasses: spectacles or glasses that you drink from
It apparently accepts verres with grosses and lunettes with grandes
Oops, gros with verres
Oops, gros (not grosses) with verres