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Kyaw

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24 July 2017

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Bonjour.

Which conjugated verb will a proper noun take? How about common nouns? Is there any difference in singularity and plurality of the verbs as in English?

This relates to:
Conjugate avoir in Le Présent (present tense) -

Ron

Kwiziq community member

24 July 2017

24/07/17

Bonjour Kyaw,
a proper noun, i.e. a person's name, will use the third person singular. Let's look at some examples:
J'ai un chien.
I have a dog.
So if we want to state that Jean has a dog, then the phrase becomes «Jean a un chien»
Nous avons deux chats.
We have two cats.
In speaking about my family, to use a common noun,
Ma famille a deux chats or Nous avons deux chats.
or how about «the house has a roof»
la maison a un toit.
Elle a une souris.
She has a mouse.
In these examples, except for nous, they all use the third person singular. With nous it takes the first person plural, nous avons.

I hope this helps,
Bonne chance,
Ron

Kyaw

Kwiziq community member

25 July 2017

25/07/17

Merci prof. It helps. So if the subject is plural proper nouns such as John et Alice or plural common nouns such as La maisons, which verbs can we use to be compatable with.

Kyaw

Kwiziq community member

25 July 2017

25/07/17

Do they use third person plural?

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