2 GENDERSo far, you have learned that there must be agreement in gender between nouns and articles…For example: el cuadernola mesa
3 NUMBERYou have also learned that there must be agreement in number between nouns and articles…For example: las mesaslos cuadernos
4 VERBS is es Do you remember the translation for the following word? are
5 VERBS is es Do you remember the translation for the following word? are son
6 ADJECTIVES What is an adjective? A word that describes a noun (i.e., a person, a place, or a thing).
7 ADJECTIVESAdjectives, in Spanish, must also have agreement in Gender and Number with the nouns that they describe.
8 ADJECTIVES Agreement in Number example #1: The table is blue. La mesa es azul.Notice that the noun and adjective are both singular!
9 ADJECTIVES Agreement in Number example #2: Las mesas son azules. The tables are blue.Las mesas son azules.Notice that the noun and adjective are both plural!
10 ADJECTIVES The table is orange. La mesa es anaranjada. Agreement in Gender example:The table is orange.La mesa es anaranjada.Notice that the noun and adjective are both feminine!
11 ADJECTIVES Agreement in Gender and Number example: The tables are orange.Las mesas son anaranjadas.Notice that the noun and adjective are both feminine and plural!
12 QUESTIONMust all adjectives be changed in order to reflect an agreement in gender?
13 ANSWERNo! You only need to be careful with the adjectives that end with the letter “o” or “a”Those are the only adjectives that must be changed in order to have agreement in gender!
14 EXAMPLES: The table is green. La mesa es verde. The table is grey. Note since the adjective ends in a letter other than “o” or “a”, you do not change the ending of the word for gender agreement.The table is grey.La mesa es gris.
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