Note the following about ordinal numbers

Note the following about ordinal numbers - uni`me is added...

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Note the following about ordinal numbers:  Premier  and  premi`re  are abbreviated as follows:  premier: 1er   premi`re: 1re   All others ordinals get a superscript  e.   quinzi`me : 15 e   Ordinal numbers agree in number and gender with the nouns they describe.  Premier  (premi`re) and  second (seconde)  are the only ordinal numbers that have a feminine form.  le premier acte  (the first act)  la premi`re pi`ce  (the first play)  les premi`res années  (the first years)  la Seconde Guerre mondiale  (the second World War)  les vingt et uni`mes anniversaires  (21st birthdays)  Premier  is used only for the first in a series. For 21 to 71, 
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Unformatted text preview: uni`me is added after the conjunction et to express first, and it must agree in number with the noun it modifies. • la cinquante et uni`me année (the 51st year) • Second(e ) is generally used in a series that goes no higher than two. • Use le or la before huit/huiti`me and onze/onzi`me. There is no elision. • le huiti`me anniversaire (the 11th birthday) • le onze juillet (July 11th) • In French, cardinal numbers precede ordinal numbers. • les deux premi`res personnes (the first two people)...
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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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