Reading B1, Celebrations & Important Dates, Family & Relationships, Listening or Seeing B1
- ' les enfant écrivaient leurs lettres' = 'the children wrote their letters to Santa'
→ the children have several letters each
- 'les enfants écrivaient leur lettre' = 'the children wrote their letter to Santa'
→ the children wrote the same letter / there is only one letter
- 'les enfants écrivaient leur lettre' = 'the children wrote their letters to Santa'
→ the children wrote one letter each / have a different letter each
I hope this is helpful.
A worthwhile point to remember: in French you take the point of view of the individual, not the collective, in such cases.
Ahhhhh! That’s an important distinction between French & English that I wasn’t aware of. Very useful - thanks.
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