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Lower Intermediate -- Leave a Message (Listener Feedback)

Postby kruseje » Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:00 pm

This lesson reinforced what I think is a good lower intermediate grammatical point. In خطوط مشغلة it is instructive that the adjective, "busy" is feminine because the noun it modifies,"lines," in a non-human plural.
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Re: Lower Intermediate -- Leave a Message (Listener Feedback)

Postby mujtahida » Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:27 pm

I agree, that's a good point actually. i think it's something that should have been mentioned really.
Nevertheless useful lesson, thank you!
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Re: Lower Intermediate -- Leave a Message (Listener Feedback)

Postby Saydalii » Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:13 am

Not sure if this is correct all the time.

But i was told by a book that non human plurals are always treated as feminine singular, is that correct for the most part?

I always got in the habit of using the feminine whenever I was talking about non human plurals. Hopefully I won't have to break this habit. Is this correct for the most part?

examples would be

ابواب مفتوحة

او

اماكن جميلة
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Re: Lower Intermediate -- Leave a Message (Listener Feedback)

Postby Ehab » Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:47 pm

Saydalii, it is true what you read in the book and the examples you gave are both right :)
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