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Regular Adjectives

We have looked at nouns and the fact that they are masculine or feminine. Now we are going to look at adjectives. These are the words that describe a noun. For example, when we atlk about someone's eyes we describe them as beautiful or blue or sad. These are adjectives. In English, these words never change, they are always written and pronounced in the same way for every noun. In French, these words vary whether they describe a masculine or feminine noun and if they are singular or plural.

Look at the following examples:

  • Un grand jardin - a big garden
  • Une grande maison - a big house
  • Les grands garçons - big boys
  • Les grandes voitures - big cars

Notice the changes to the regular adjective 'grand' when it is describing different nouns. We add an 'e' to a regular adjective describing a singular feminine noun, we add an 's' for plural masculine nouns and 'es' for plural feminine nouns.

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