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Adjective Patterns

Many standard adjectives follow this regular pattern:
petit = masculine
petite = feminine
petits = masculine plural
petites = feminine plural

Possessive Adjectives

There are different words for ’my’,­’yo­ur’, etc. depending on whether the noun which follow is masculine, feminine, or plural

Possessive Adjectives

English
Masculine
Feminine
Plural
my
mon
ma
mes
your
ton
ta
tes
his/he­r/its
son
sa
ses
our
notre
notre
nos
your
votre
votre
vos
their
leur
leur
leurs
Before a singular word beginning with a vowel, whether it is masculine or feminine, the possessive pronoun will be masculine. This does not apply to plural words beginning with a vowel.
 

Altern­ative Masculine Forms

A few adjectives have an altern­ative masculine form before a noun beginning with a vowel or h:
un beau chien = un bel appartement
un vieux cheval = un vie­il homme
un nouv­eau jardin= un nou­vel élève
 

The Position Of Adjectives

Many adjectives go after the word that they describe
e.g colours, nation­ali­ties, long adjectives.
Those that don’t can be remembered by the acronym B.A.G.S

B.A.G.S

B
Beautiful
A
Age
G
Goodness
S
Size
Bags adjectives come before their noun. Examples are beau (beaut­iful), joli (pretty), jeune (young), vieux (old), nouveau (new), bon (good), meilleur (better), mauvais (bad), gentil (kind), petit (small), haut (high), gros (fat).
   

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