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Adjective Agreement & Placement

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  1. Adjective Agreement & Placement

  2. The spelling of most adjectives changes according to whether the word they describe is masculine or feminine, singular or plural. Typical Pattern: Singular Plural Masculine intelligent intelligents Feminine intelligente intelligentes

  3. NOTE • When an adjective ends in an e with no accent mark, you don’t need to add another e to make it feminine: timide, jeune • When an adjective already ends in s, you don’t need to add an extra s to make it plural: gros

  4. Special Feminine Forms • If a masculine adjective ends in –eux, it changes to –euse: sérieux→sérieuse • If a masculine adjective ends in –if, it changes to –ive: sportif→sportive

  5. long → longue blanc → blanche bon → bonne gros → grosse gentil → gentille mignon → mignonne Irregular Feminine Forms

  6. Some adjectives don’t ever change their spelling: orange, marron, cool, chic, super, sympa

  7. Most adjectives come after the noun they describe. • Adjectives that come in front of the noun refer to: Beauty, Age, Number, Greatness and Size BANGS

  8. One More Thing: • Des becomes de when the adjective comes before the noun: Est-ce qu’il y a dejeunesprofesseurs dans ton école?