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Certaines vs certainnes - abnormal spelling?

N. M.B2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Certaines vs certainnes - abnormal spelling?

Is certaines different to many French adjectives in it doesn't go to -nne in the feminine.


I spelt it certainnes

Asked 3 weeks ago
Maarten K.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Nigel, 

Ending in ‘ n ‘ alone is not the criterion for taking ‘ - nne ‘ ending to transform adjectives from masculine to feminine spelling. 

The vowels preceding the terminal ‘ n ‘ in the masculine form generally indicate whether the ‘ double n ‘ comes into play. 

The last 2 links below discuss particular situations : 

 Most adjectives can be made feminine by adding -e in French 

Forming the feminine of nouns and adjectives ending in "-ien/-ion/-on" in French

http://www.french-linguistics.co.uk/grammar/adjectives_form_n_doubling.shtml

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Certaines vs certainnes - abnormal spelling?

Is certaines different to many French adjectives in it doesn't go to -nne in the feminine.


I spelt it certainnes

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