Adjective concord

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Adjective concord is concord of adjectives when they have to agree with the nouns they modify. This is not present in English grammar; when very occasionally found it is usually the result of French or Latin loan phrases.

In French, adjectives show both number concord and gender concord. For example:

Masculine Feminine
Singular le petit prince,

le vélo vert

la petite princesse

la voiture verte

Plural les petits princes

les vélo verts

les petites princesses

les voitures vertes

Also Latin; compare professor emeritus (m-s) and professor emerita (f-s), professors emeriti (m-pl), professors emeritae (f-pl).

The only word in English that shows this concord is and née.

Potential source of error[edit | edit source]

This may be a potential source of error, particularly if students' L1 is a language that shows adjective concord.