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In French, possessive adjectives tell not only to whom things belong, but also the gender of the thing possessed. Possessive Adjectives.

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1 In French, possessive adjectives tell not only to whom things belong, but also the gender of the thing possessed. Possessive Adjectives

2 Here are the possessive adjectives in French. Notice that the possessive adjectives agree in gender and number with what is possessed!!! Masculine Singular Feminine SingularPlural mymonmames your (tu)tontates his/her/itssonsases ournotre nos your (vous)votre vos theirleur leurs

3 Ça cest mon amie, Claudine. For singular nouns beginning with a vowel, use the masculine form of the possessive adjective, even if the thing possessed is feminine!

4 Jaime bien le frère dAndré. Another way to indicate possession is with the preposition de. De/d plus a persons name is used in the same way as s in English. I really like Andres brother.

5 Contractions with de De contracts with the definite article le to form du. de + le du Le bureau du prof est marron. De contracts with the definite article les to form des. des + les des Comment est le père des Lebrun? When de appears before la or l, there is no contraction. de + la de la Les frères de la copine de Guy sont cool. de + l de l La mère de l ami de Charles est belle.

6 Cest versus Il/Elle est Use cest with a persons name Cest Norbert with an article/possessive adjective + a noun Cest une élève. Cest mon père. with an article + noun + adjective Cest un homme intelligetn. Use il/elle est with an adjective by itself Il/Elle est cool.


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