More Adjectives

Here are a few useful adjectives. They all have endings exactly like . In the table below, we show you the nominative (subject) form for all three genders. [Yes. We’ve switched to a smaller typeface. After all the Greek you’ve studied, you’re ready for normal-sized letters.]

Nominative form
English MasculineFeminineNeuter
big
small
red
dark blue
black
white
expensive
inexpensive

Examples


The big man has the red apple.



The white dress of the small woman is cheap. (or)
The small woman’s white dress is cheap.

Note: the word “cheap” is neuter singular, because it matches “dress,” not “woman.” It is nominative (subject) case, because the word “is” does not take an object.

Knowing that means “the friend”:


I know the good friends of the big men.

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