Grammar: Gender Rules

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xti
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Grammar: Gender Rules
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2013-11-28 16:09:39
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French Grammar Rules
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  1. Definite masculine nouns...
    Colours, days and languages
  2. If nouns end in ... it's usually masculine
    -isme, -ment, -phone, -age (except l'image, la plage, la page), -eau (except l'eau, la peau)
  3. If a noun ends in a consonant it is usually...
    Masculine
  4. Definite female nouns...
    Fruit and school subjects
  5. If a noun ends in ... it's usually feminine
    -ance, -anse, -ense, -ence, -tion, -sion, -une, -te, -ee (except le lycee, le musee)
  6. If a noun ends in a double consonant + e it is usually...
    Feminine
  7. Nouns that refer to people:

    Feminine form may add...
    -e to the masculine form
  8. Nouns that refer to people:

    Feminine form may double...
    The consonant and add -e
  9. Nouns that refer to people:

    Feminine form may have a...
    Different ending to the masculine, -eur/euse, -teur/-trice, -er/-ere
  10. Nouns that refer to people:

    Feminine form may be...
    The same as the masculine
  11. Nouns that refer to people:

    Feminine form may remain...
    Masculine for women as well as men
  12. Nouns that refer to people:

    Feminine form may be...
    Completely different to the masculine
  13. To make nouns plural:

    Add ... to the singular form
    -s
  14. To make nouns plural:

    Add -x to nouns ending in...
    -eau, au or -eu and seven words ending in -ou (bijoux, cailloux, choux, genoux, hiboux, joujoux, poux)
  15. To make nouns plural:

    Change ending -al to...
    -aux (except bals, carnavals, festivals)
  16. To make nouns plural:

    Nouns that don't change in the plural end in...
    -s, -x or -z
  17. To make nouns plural:

    Some nouns...
    Change completely in the plural
  18. To make nouns plural:

    For compound nouns....
    ALWAYS CHECK IN A DICTIONARY. LEARN OFF BY HEART.

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