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5. L’avocate est (américain, américaine). 6. Elles sont (actifs, actives). 7. Françoise et Carol sont (fière, fières). 8. Ils sont (paresseux, paresseuses). Some adjectives double the final consonant before adding an -e to form the feminine. MASCULINE FEMININE SINGULAR SINGULAR

MASCULINE FEMININE PLURAL PLURAL

ancien

ancienne

anciens

anciennes

old

bon

bonne

bons

bonnes

good

gentil

gentille

gentils

gentilles

nice, kind

parisien

parisienne

parisiens

parisiennes Parisian

violet

violette

violets

violettes

violet

Some adjectives are completely irregular, and their forms need to be memorized. They also have an additional form when placed in front of a masculine singular word starting with a vowel. MASCULINE FEMININE MASCULINE FEMININE SINGULAR SINGULAR PLURAL PLURAL

BEFORE A VOWEL

beau

belle

beaux

belles

bel

beautiful

vieux

vieille

vieux

vieilles

vieil

old

nouveau

nouvelle nouveaux nouvelles nouvel new

Il a un nouvel imperméable. He has a new raincoat. 18

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