Multiplicative Numbers

French multiplicative numbers
Multiplicative numbers are, unsurprisingly, words used to multiply nouns. The numbers themselves can be adjectives or nouns - either way, their gender agrees with the nouns they modify / replace.

   

N’importe

French expressions with n'importeN'importe literally means "no matter" or "(it) doesn't matter." This indefinite expression can precede an interrogative adjective, adverb, or pronoun when talking about something indefinite or non-specific.

   

   

Neuf vs Nouveau

Neuf vs nouveauThe French adjectives neuf and nouveau can be tricky for French students because they are both equivalent to "new" but are not interchangeable. Here's a new look at these timeless French foes.

   

Non-adjectives

French adjectivesAdjectives comprise one of the eight French parts of speech, but certain members of other grammatical categories can sometimes be used as adjectives. These "non-adjectives" are invariable: there's no gender/number agreement with the nouns they modify.

   

   

   

   

Ordinal Numbers

French ordinal numbers
Ordinal numbers are essential for lists: they denote the rank, position, or order of items in a group, whether that group is made up of people, objects, or things to do.

   

Past Participle

French past participleThe past participle is essential in the creation of compound verb tenses/moods and the passive voice, and it can also be used as an adjective.

   

Possessive Adjectives

French possessive adjectivesFrench possessive adjectives (mon, ma, mes, ton, ta ...) are used in front of nouns to indicate to whom or to what those nouns belong. They are considerably more complicated than English possessive adjectives because French has several different forms depending on the gender and number of the possessed noun.

   

   

Possessive Adjectives: Plural Possessors

French possessive adjectivesIn French, each of the three grammatical possessors has two different possessive adjectives, depending on whether the possession is singular or plural. So there are a total of 6 French possessive adjectives for plural possessors.