Did I get it wrong?
Did I have a blond...er, I mean blonde...or, um...
Ok, let's call it a brunette moment, considering I do have brown hair.
So I looked up "blond vs. blonde" and found out some interesting stuff. I also discovered that I DID have a wrong blond in my manuscript. Go figure. No matter how many times I learn about grammar, there is always something else to learn, eh?
I wanted to share what I found out with you. :o)
The word "blond" comes from the French, where it has a feminine and a masculine form of the word. So, when you are using the word as a noun, it has two separate forms. When talking about a girl, you use BLONDE. A man would be BLOND.
The blonde walked by in her high heels.
The blond on the men's track team can run really fast.
Now, if you use it as an adjective, use the form BLOND. As an adjective, it never has an "e".
The blond woman has on a red dress.
The man with blond hair has a big nose.
I have also found reference that you can use blonde for a female adjective. There is some difference of opinion on that rule. If you would go with the French , where blond was derived from, the word "hair" is a masculine word. And so, in theory, you can safely use blond (without e) for describing hair. However, I don't think you'd get a lot of grief if you had used a girl's blonde hair either.
Now...your turn. :)
1. An attractive ________ wore a sequined dress.
2. The ________woman is quite short.
2. The playground was filled with _________ children.
3. That man peeing in the grass is a ________.