Adjective Agreements in French

Most French adjectives are plural by adding to the singular form of the adjective (masculine or feminine) -s: Most adjectives in French come after the noun, unlike English. For example: Most adjectives add e to the masculine singular form to obtain the feminine singular. Be careful when you see masculine adjectives ending in ‐e, ‐eux, ‐f and ‐er, because for these you don`t just add e. (Note that adding this e to a previously silent consonant results in the pronunciation of that consonant. However, there is no change in pronunciation when e is added to a vowel.) See Table 1 for a list of common adjectives in their masculine or feminine form. Adjectives describe a noun and all French adjectives correspond to the noun in gender and number. The following color adjectives are exceptions, because they are unanimous in gender and number: singular adjectives that end in a silent e do not change in the feminine. The masculine and feminine forms are written and pronounced in the same way, as follows: An explanation of how French adjectives should correspond to their nouns in relation to their gender and plurality An adjective that describes two or more nouns of different gender takes the plural masculine form: choose the correct version of the adjective for the nouns listed below. Most French adjectives are placed after the nouns they describe. Some French adjectives precede the nouns they describe. (See: French Grammar: Placement of adjectives) Some adjectives have both an irregular feminine shape and a special masculine form used before a silent vowel or „h“: if you`re learning French, color names are one of the first things you study.

Getting adjectives that match the noun they are changing is not easy. The following correlation table summarizes how colored adjectives follow the French grammar rule with singular masculine nouns and plural masculine nouns. Irregular adjectives in Table 7 have no rules and must be memorized. In this article, you will learn how to match adjectives to the noun they qualify for: for example, the word brown is a noun. But it is also an adjective. The correct spelling is: There are color lenses in English that do not follow the general rule of agreement. These colors are immutable. This means that their spelling never changes. Let`s look at some color lenses that are immutable in French and that are: One of the eight parts of the language, adjectives are a kind of modifier; That is, they modify or describe names in a certain way and allow you to know the size, shape, weight, color, nationality or one of the countless other possible qualities of names. English adjectives have a unique form, but in French they can have up to 4*, depending on the gender and the number of nouns they modify: the meaning of the sentence can change the spelling of the adjectives. While English adjectives always precede the nouns they describe, most French adjectives follow nouns: the French use special forms of beautiful (bel), new (new) and old (old) before masculine nouns that begin with a vowel or vowel.

However, if the adjective comes after the noun, the regular masculine form is used: when used as adjectives, colors follow the general rule of French grammar to match the noun they describe. This general rule states that colors in French must correspond to different genders (woman / man) and numbers (singular / plural). There are four cases that apply to color matching in English: An adjective is a word that describes a noun. In English, adjectives must match their noun, meaning they must indicate whether they are masculine or feminine and singular or plural to conform to the noun. The singular masculine adjectives ending in them form the feminine by changing ‐ x to ‐ se, as shown in Table 3. These amplifiers stand in front of the adjective. For example: His house is very modern. – His house is very modern. Form the singular feminine of the singular masculine adjectives ending in é by adding ‐ e as shown in Table 2. The singular masculine is the standard form to which feminine and/or plural endings are added. For regular adjectives**, these endings are e for feminine and s for plural.

Use amplifiers to adjust the intensity of an adjective: In English, adjectives MUST correspond to the noun they describe in GENDER (male/female) and number (singular/plural). In grammatical terms, the correspondence of the correct form of adjectives with the nouns they describe is called adjective conformity. If the standard form of the adjective ends in s or x, the singular and plural masculine forms are the same. (*Note that there is also an accent tomb above the first -e in the feminine form of this adjective) Some singular masculine adjectives form the feminine by doubling the last consonant before the ‐ e-end. See Table 6. Form the feminine singular of masculine singular adjectives ending in f by changing -f to -ve. See Table 4. An adjective modifies a noun or pronoun. All French adjectives in number (singular or plural) and gender (masculine or feminine) correspond to the nouns they describe. In fact, in English, all the words in a sentence must correspond to each other: for example, if the noun or pronoun is singular, its verb and all the adjectives that describe it must also be singular. If the noun is feminine, the adjective it describes must also be feminine. Unlike English, most French adjectives are placed after the nouns they change.

However, some adjectives precede the noun. Also, if you use more than one adjective to describe a noun, you should follow the investment rules. MASCULINE: blue / blue: feminine blue: blue / blue: beautiful blue (bel) / beautiful: beautiful / beautiful crazy (crazy) / crazy: crazy soft (mol) / soft: soft new (new) / new: new old (old) / old: old **All regular and most irregular present participles and past partipies follow these rules. MASCULINE: good / good: good FEMININE: good / good: good French grammar tips with Frantastique.Learn French online and test Frantastique for free. 
dear : dear foreigner : foreign MALE : tired / tired : tired : tired FEMININ : tired / tired : tired I hope that all the information in this lesson and the video on learning French colors can help you take your French level to the next level faster, improve your pronunciation and make you a more confident French speaker! If you want to know more about French numbers, check out our blog for more resources on learning French. 
bottom / low: low thick / thick: thick fat / fat: fat fat / fat fat / wide: wide / fat adjectives must correspond to the noun, even if they are not directly side by side in the sentence: sporty / sportiv: athletic active / active: active new / new: new brief / brief. . . .

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