[Q&A] why is 多い人 incorrect?

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?



[My Reply]

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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