Adverbs - vowel: rapide rapidement • If the masculine...

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Adverbs In French, many adverbs are formed by adding -  ment,  the equivalent of  -ly  in English, to the  masculine or feminine form of the related adjective. Other adverbs are totally distinct in nature and  must be memorized. Because adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs (and not nouns or  pronouns), they do not agree with any other words in the sentence.  Forming adverbs To form an adverb:  Add  -ment  to the masculine singular form of an adjective that ends with a 
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Unformatted text preview: vowel: rapide rapidement • If the masculine singular form ends in a consonant, add -ment to the feminine singular form of the adjective: • sérieux (masc.) becomes sérieuse (fem.) = sérieusement Two exceptions include gentil (nice), which is gentille in its feminine adjective form but gentiment (nicely) as an adverb, and bref (brief), which is brève in its feminine adjective form but brièvement (briefly) as an adverb....
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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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Adverbs - vowel: rapide rapidement • If the masculine...

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