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1.     What is the function of an adjective?
     It describes, or modifies, a noun or a pronoun.
2.     French adjectives must agree with nouns and pronouns in ________________________ and in _________________________________.
     number/ gender
3.     How do you find the feminine form of most French adjectives?
     by adding an "e" to the masculine form
4.     If the masculine adjective ends in an unaccented "e," what do you do to find its feminine equivalent?
     You do nothing. The two forms are identical.
5.     If the masculine adjective ends in "x," how does its feminine equivalent end?
     It ends in "se."
6.     If the masculine adjective ends in "f,' how does its feminine equivalent end?
     It ends in "ve."
7.     If the masculine adjective ends in "er," how does its feminine equivalent end?
     It ends in "ère."
8.     If the masculine adjective ends in "é," how does its feminine equivalent end?
     Add an unaccented "e."
9.     Certain adjectives double the masculine form's final ________________________ before adding an "e."
     consonant
10.     Some French adjectives have two masculine singular forms. True or false?
     true
11.     Most French adjectives pluralize by adding ___________________________________.
     the letter "s"
12.     If the masculine singular adjective ends in "s" or "x," what do you add to form the plural?
     nothing
13.     If the masculine singular adjective ends in "al," how do you form its plural?
     Replace the "al" with "aux."
14.     Most French adjectives are found [before/after] the noun being modified.
     after
15.     List eight French adjectives that precede nouns.
     any of these: autre, beau, bon, chaque, court, gentil, grand, gros, jeune, joli, long, mauvais, nombreux, nouveau, petit, quelques, tout, vieux, vilain
16.     How does placement before or after a noun affect certain adjectives?
     Placement can change the meaning of the adjective.
17.     When a plural adjective precedes a plural noun, "des" becomes "__________________."
     de
18.     Give the feminine equivalents of petit.
     petite
19.     Give the feminine equivalents of égoïste.
     égoïste
20.     Give the feminine equivalents of paresseux.
     paresseuse
21.     Give the feminine equivalents of impulsif.
     impulsive
22.     Give the feminine equivalents of premier.
     première
23.     Give the feminine equivalents of bouleversé.
     bouleversée
24.     Give the feminine equivalents of bon.
     bonne
25.     Give the feminine equivalents of faux.
     fausse
26.     Give the masculine equivalents of favorite.
     favori
27.     Give the masculine equivalents of cruelle.
     cruel
28.     Give the masculine equivalents of frisée.
     frisé
29.     Give the masculine equivalents of fugitive.
     fugitif
30.     Give the masculine equivalents of furieuse.
     furieux
31.     Give the masculine equivalents of riche.
     riche
32.     Give the masculine equivalents of forte.
     fort
33.     Give the plural forms of étonnante.
     étonnantes
34.     Give the plural form of heureux.
     heureux
35.     Give the plural form of heureux.
     principaux
36.     Give the plural form of grand.
     grands
37.     Give the plural form of jaloux.
     jaloux
38.     Give the plural form of français.
     français
39.     Give the plural form of égal.
     égaux
40.     Give the plural form of blanc.
     blancs
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