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The sentences are: "Es un profesor muy bueno y un buen padre." and "Su padre es médico y es un gran hombre." Why is bueno used in the first instance and buen in the second? And why is gran used instead of grande? The dictionary says that buen and gran are contractions, but I don't understand why the regular forms (bueno or grande) can't be used instead.

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    Gran/grande, and buen/bueno(a) are equivalent in meaning, but the shorter version must be used when the adjective precedes the noun.

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    When the adjective precedes a masculine singular noun.
    Es un buen chico
    Es una buena chica
    Son unos buenos chicos
    Son unas buenas chicas.

    Sra

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    masculine and feminine i think i'm not AMAZING at spanish because i used to do french but masculine and feminine are the main culprits

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