Most French nouns are made plural by adding an unpronounced

Most French nouns are made plural by adding an unpronounced...

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Most French nouns are made plural by adding an unpronounced  -s  to the singular form.  The letters  s, x,  and  z  are all used to make plurals in French. If a singular noun ends in any  of these letters, its plural form remains unchanged:  le fils   les fils   la voix   les voix   le nez   les nez   Nouns ending in  -eau  add  -x  to form the plural:  le château   les châteaux   Nouns ending in  -eu  add  -x  to form the plural, except that  le pneu  (tire) becomes  les pneus  (tires):  le cheveu   les cheveux   Nouns ending in  -al  change  -al  to  -aux,  except for  le bal
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Unformatted text preview: (which becomes les bals ), le festival (which becomes les festivals ), and le rcital (which becomes les rcitals): l'animal les animaux Some nouns ending in -ou add -x to form the plural: le bijou les bijoux Most compound nouns (nouns made up of two nouns that are usually joined by a hyphen) do not change in the plural. Remember, however, to change their respective articles: les hors-d'oeuvre Note the following irregularities: les grands-mres les grands-pres les grands-parents...
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course FR 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.

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