An Easy Introduction to the Study of Hindústánı́ Words: In which the English Alphabet is Adapted to the Expression of Hindústánı́ Words, with a Full Syntax

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Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, 1858 - Hindustani language - 238 pages
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Page 74 - If an adjective qualifies two or more nouns of different genders, it agrees with the masculine rather than the feminine ; but in the case of inanimate objects it may sometimes agree with the noun which stands nearest to it in the sentence. The following example is given by Dr. Yates : kapre bfaan aur kitaben bahut achchhl hain 'the clothes, plates, and books are very good.
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