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Masculine and Feminine Nouns Part 3: Compound Nouns

One of the main differences between English and French is that the French language has genders. In French, there are masculine nouns and feminine nouns. Sometimes nouns are either feminine or masculine and sometimes masculine nouns have their feminine form. To find the feminine of a noun, you generally add “e” at the end of the masculine noun. But this rule doesn’t apply to a lot of nouns.

In this lesson, we will study compound nouns and how we determine their gender according to the words that compose them.

When the first part of the compound noun is a verb

When the first part of the compound noun is a verb, the compound noun is usually masculine.

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