12 - “red.” The definite article el becomes los and la...

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Adjectives and number You may have noticed that all of the examples so far have been singular nouns. Once you understand the rules for creating the different gender forms of adjectives, you are ready to tackle plurals. An adjective will become plural if the noun it modifies is plural. In English, when a noun becomes plural, the definite article and adjectives do not change. “The red pen” becomes “The red pen s .” Only the noun “pen s ” is pluralized. In the Spanish equivalent, when the noun “pens” becomes plural, so do the article “the” and the adjective
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Unformatted text preview: “red.” The definite article el becomes los and la becomes las when the noun is plural, and the adjective that follows the noun will be in its plural form also. • La s camisa s roja s the red shirt s The plural forms of adjectives are created the same way as the plural forms of nouns. If an adjective ends in any vowel, add – s to make it plural. los muchachos mexicanos the Mexican boys las muchachas mexicanas the Mexican girls los coches blancos the white cars las montañas blancas the white mountains...
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This note was uploaded on 11/06/2011 for the course SPAN 101 taught by Professor Oliveros during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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