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Unformatted text preview: Adjectives Just like articles, French adjectives also have to match the nouns that they modify in gender and plurality. Regular formation Spelling Most adjective changes occur in the following manner: Feminine: add an -e to the masculine form un garçon intéressant --> une fille intéressante un ami amusant --> une amie amusante un camion lent --> une voiture lente Plural: add an -s to the singular form un garçon intéressant --> des garçons intéressants une fille intéressante --> des filles intéressantes Pronunciation Generally, the final consonant is pronounced only when it comes before an -e. Most adjectives, such as those above, are affected by this rule. Masculine Pronuciation: intéressan, amusan, len Feminine Pronunciation: intéressant, amusant, lent Irregular formation Irregular plural formation Examples M Sing. --> M. Pl. --> Masc. Plural -eau un plafond bas un gros porc un homme généreux -x un garçon furieux -eaux un nouveau jeu des plafonds bas des gros porcs des hommes généreux des garçons furieux des nouveaux jeux -al -aux des vents hivernaux -s No change -x Add x Masc. Singular -s un vent hivernal Notes Exceptions: fatal (fatals), final (finals) & naval (navals) Irregular feminine formation Examples Masc. --> Fem. Masculine --> Feminine Notes ...
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