Note de Grammaire #19 – adjectives as nouns

Just as in English, to avoid repetition, we occasionally use adjectives as nouns.

Do you like the pink teeshirt or the yellow one?

In French, they do this as well:

Tu preferes le teeshirt rose ou le jaune?

Instead of repeating le teeshirt jaune “the yellow t-shirt”, the color becomes the noun- “the yellow one”

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