In the sentence 'au sein des communautés hindoue et sikhe' why are 'hindoue et sikhe' not in the plural form?
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In this example, in order to avoid repeating the word ‘communauté’ twice, we write it down once in the plural form: ‘communautés’. In this case, the adjectives, which would have been used with ‘communauté’ in the singular form, agree in gender but not in number.
Mes grands-mères maternelle et paternelle = my maternal and paternal grand-mothers
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Instead of writing 'la communauté hindoue et la communauté sikhe', we write les communautés hindoue et sikhe.
We have two communities: hindu and sikh
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