agreement of adjectives when two adjectives describe the same noun

Cheryl

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11 August 2017

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agreement of adjectives when two adjectives describe the same noun

Bonjour! I thought that if two adjectives were being used to describe the same noun, then you wrote these adjectives both in the masculine form, even if the noun is feminine, e.g. Elle a acheté une nouvelle robe blanc et noir. Yet, the correct answer in a quizz I did was "les canines blanches et pointres", not "blancs et pointres". Can someone please explain this? Cheryl.

Ron

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12 August 2017

12/08/17

Bonjour Cheryl,
I am unaware of a grammar rule that specifies two adjectives used to describe the same noun being in masculine form, even if the noun is feminine. In the example given, «les canines» refers to the canine teeth which are feminine and hence the adjectives would agree in the feminine endings.
Bonne chance,

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