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  1. Adjective Agreement

  2. What is an adjective? • A word that modifies a noun. • A descriptive adjective is a word that describes a noun.

  3. How are adjectives in French different than adjectives in English? • In French, adjectives must AGREE in gender and number with the noun that they modify. • Meaning, that if you have a feminine noun, then your adjective must be feminine as well. • You can think of this as the AAA rule. • AAA= ADJECTIVES ALWAYS AGREE AAA

  4. How are adjectives in French different than adjectives in English? • For regular adjectives the masculine form is the base form to which endings are added. • Bleu

  5. How are adjectives in French different than adjectives in English? • For regular adjectives the masculine form is the base form to which endings are added. • Fort

  6. How are adjectives in French different than adjectives in English? • Look at the following examples and see if you can tell how adjectives are different in French. • La chaise bleue • Les fillesgéniales • Le garçontimide

  7. How are adjectives in French different than adjectives in English? • Most adjectives go AFTER the noun. • Des exemples: • Cesontdes fillesgentilles. • Il aime les romans marrants. • J’ai un chat gentil.

  8. Adjectives that end in –e • Adjectives that already end in an unaccented “-e” will not add another “-e” in the feminine form. • Look in your book and find all of the adjectives that already end in “-e”.

  9. Les Adjectifs Aux tableaux magiques. Ecrivezl’artcle, le nom, et donnez la bonne forme de l’adjectif. Gardez les points.

  10. bleu • le baladeur________

  11. génial • les filles ________

  12. fort • la batte ________

  13. âgé • laprofesseur________

  14. long • le roman ________

  15. mince • le garçon ________

  16. intelligent • les élèves ________

  17. pénible • le magazine________

  18. rouge • les livres _____

  19. méchant • les chiens _____

  20. blond • les cheveux ________

  21. vert • les yeux ________

  22. Combienavez-vous? • Il y en a 12possibles.

  23. En plus…

  24. Adjective Agreement • Adjectives must modify the noun to which they refer. • Barbie est blonde. • What/Who is blond? •  Barbie • Barbie is the noun that you are modifying. • Since Barbie is feminine, then the adjective is feminine.

  25. Adjective Agreement • Adjectives must modify the noun to which they refer. • Barbie a les cheveux blonds. • What/Who is blond? •  les cheveux • Les cheveuxis the noun that you are modifying. • Since les cheveux is masculine plural, then the adjective is masculine plural.

  26. Adjective Agreement

  27. Adjective Agreement • Sophie est ________________. (brun) • Maixent a les cheveux ________________. (noir) • Nathalie et Inès ont les cheveux ______________. (châtain) • Monique a les cheveux ________________. (brun) • Margaux est ________________. (blond)

  28. Des exercices… Aux tableaux magiques. Ecrivez l’adjectif. Attention à l’accord. Gardez les points.

  29. Bleu • Nous n’avons pas de livres _____.

  30. Agé • Marie est ma grand-mère _____________.

  31. Vert • Nous avons des stylos _______.

  32. Intelligent • Sammie est un chien ________.

  33. Court • Est-cequetu as les cheuveux _________?

  34. Blond • Marielleest ___________, n’est-ce pas?

  35. Pénible • Laure? Elle n’est pas _____.

  36. Combienavez-vous? • Il y en a 7possibles.

  37. Les adjectifs irréguliers

  38. Irregular Adjectives • A number of adjectives are called irregular, because they do not have the normal -e, -s, or -es endings. • The endings of these irregular adjectives vary widely and often change the pronunciation.

  39. Some irregular adjectives can be grouped in categories: Trouveztous les adjectifs qui terminent en –EUX. (Cherchez dans le livre.)

  40. Some irregular adjectives can be grouped in categories: Trouveztous les adjectifs qui terminent en -F. (Cherchez dans le livre.)

  41. Some irregular adjectives can be grouped in categories:

  42. Other adjectives are completely irregular: More to come on completely irregular adjectives later…

  43. And some adjectives don’t change at all: • Orange • C’estune fleur orange. • Cesont des fleurs orange. • Une orange= an orange • Marron • C’estunefeuillemarron. • Cesont des feuillesmarron. • des marrons= chestnuts

  44. Grammavision

  45. Donnez-moi la bonne forme de l’adjectif. Aux tableaux magiques.

  46. gentil • Les élèves sont _________.

  47. ennuyeux • Les filles ne sont jamais _________!

  48. orange • Les chats sont _____.

  49. brun • Samantha a les cheveux ______.

  50. généreux • Chantal et Christelle, ce sont des filles _________.