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Formation of Adjectives

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109. Adjectives and Participles are in general formed and declined like Nouns, differing from them only in their use.

  1. In accordance with their use, they distinguish gender by different forms in the same word, and agree with their nouns in gender, number, and case.

    bonus puer the good boy
    bona puella the good girl
    bonum dōnum the good gift

  2. In their inflection they are either (1) of the 1st and 2nd Declensions, or (2) of the 3rd Declension.
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Introduction to the Latin Adjective

First and Second Declension Adjectives

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Meagan Ayer, Allen and Greenough’s New Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges. Carlisle, Pennsylvania: Dickinson College Commentaries, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-947822-04-7. http://dcc.dickinson.edu/grammar/latin/formation-adjectives