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Compound nouns agreement

General rules

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Verb + Noun

The verb stays masculine and singular, the noun varies according to meaning.

des accroche-cœur
des chasse-neige
des porte-monnaie
des tire-bouchons

Noun + Noun

Both may nouns take the plural.

des choux-fleurs
des plates-bandes
des oiseaux-mouches
des cafés-théâtres

Noun + Preposition + Noun

The noun takes the gender and number, according to the meaning.

des hors-d’œuvre
des chefs-d’œuvre
des arcs-en-ciel

Verb + Verb

Verbs stay masculine and singular.

des savoir-vivre
des va-et-vient
des laissez-passer
des savoir-faire

 

 

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