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Spanish Nouns and Adjective Agreement
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    Spanish Nouns and Adjective Agreement

    In Spanish all nouns are either masculine or feminine.

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    How to Determine the Gender of a Noun

    You can almost always tell the gender of a noun if it ends in an -o or an -a. However, many nouns end in a consonant. When a noun does not end in an -o or an -a it can be difficult to know its gender.

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    Q.

    All nouns in Spanish end in either an -o or an -a?

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    cierto (true)

    falso (false)

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    Articles

    The best way to determine the gender of a noun is to look at the article that proceeds it. The article will tell you if the noun is masculine or feminine as well as whether it is singular or plural.

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    Adjective and Noun Agreement

    Like articles, adjectives have to agree with the noun they modify in terms of gender and number.

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    How do articles and adjectives have to agree with the noun they modify?

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    size and shape

    going before the noun

    gender and number

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    Gender Neutral Adjectives

    Some adjectives do not change for gender. These are adjectives which end in an -e or a consonant. But these adjectives do change for number. You need to add an -s or -es to them if the noun is plural.

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    Adjectives that end in an -e (like "verde") or a consonant (like "azul") do not change for gender.

    answer choices

    cierto (true)

    falso (false)

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    Let's Practice

    Choose the best answer for the following phrases. Make sure the articles and adjectives agree with the noun for gender and number.

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    Choose the missing word: unas reglas _____

    answer choices

    amarillo

    amarilla

    amarillos

    amarillas

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    Q.

    Choose the missing word: el muchacho _____

    answer choices

    alta

    alto

    altos

    altas

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    Choose the missing word: la casa _____

    answer choices

    blanco

    blanca

    blancos

    blancas

  • Question 13
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    Q.

    Choose the missing word: _____ pluma roja

    answer choices

    el

    la

    los

    las

  • Question 14
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    Q.

    Choose the missing word: los gatos _____

    answer choices

    negro

    negra

    negros

    negras

  • Question 15
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    Q.

    Choose the missing word: las sillas _____

    answer choices

    verde

    verdes

  • Question 16
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    Q.

    Choose the missing word: _____ libros cafes

    answer choices

    un

    una

    unos

    unas

  • Question 17
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    Q.

    Choose the missing word: _____ muchachas contentas

    answer choices

    un

    una

    unos

    unas

  • Question 18
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    Q.

    Choose the missing word: Un bolĂ­grafo _____

    answer choices

    azul

    azules

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