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French adjectives ending in -el

French has a number of adjectives ending in -el. In the spelling, these adjectives follow a rule slightly similar to French adjectives ending in -et:

Adjectives ending in -el change this ending to -elle in the feminine.

Note that this rule affects the spelling only: both endings -el and -elle are pronounced identically.

For example:

un livre sensationnel
a fantastic book
une idée sensationnelle
a fantastic idea
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