Today I am going to share the Q&A quoted from my JLPT N5 course!
why is 多い人 incorrect?
I understand i-adjectives come before the noun (e.g. 大きい家 a big house).
Did I learn wrong?
Normal i-adjectives can come before a noun, but not 多い.
多(おお)い many, a lot
That’s because 多い is used as an amount maker in some sentences.
This is just like 先生が一人います is correct and 一人先生がいます is incorrect.
一人(ひとり) ; a counter for people(amount maker)
Like an amount maker, if you add の it can be used with the noun.
So, you should say,
(this たくさん is used as an adverb)
Also, if a sentence containing 多い modifies a noun, 多い may come before that noun.
People who are often late.
A day with a lot of work
I hope my answer helps you.😊
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I will teach you until you get it!
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