Concept Test #22 – Adjective Formation 2

Give the correct form of the adjective indicated in parentheses.

  1. Tex est un ______ animal. (beau)
  2. Tammy a un ________ oncle en Australie. (vieux)
  3. Les _________ poèmes de Tex sont nuls (‘worthless’). (premier)
  4. Fiona a toujours de ______ notes. (bon)
  5. Bette n’a pas une ________ qualité. (seul)
  6. Tex a de _________ oreilles. (grand)
  7. Tex achète une ________ bague (‘ring’) pour Tammy. (beau)
  8. Bette est une ______ chatte opportuniste. (jeune)
  9. Joe-Bob a de _______ amis. (nouveau)
  10. Edouard n’a pas de _______ amie. (petit)
  11. Joe-Bob a une __________ influence sur Corey. (mauvais)
  12. Joe-Bob a de __________ dents. (joli)

The rules:

  • The placement of most adjectives in French is after the noun: un escargot parlant, une fourmi travailleuse, des tatous intelligents, etc. There is a small group of adjectives, however, that normally precede the noun. These adjectives may be categorized as adjectives of Beauty, Age, Numbers Goodness, and Size (BANGS).
  • The adjectives which precede the noun must agree in number and gender with the noun they modify.
  • Beau, nouveau, and vieux have irregular forms (see matrix on above link). Note the special forms in the masculine singular when they precede a word that begins with a vowel or a silent h.

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