Elles - rasees?

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Elles - rasees?

Hi. I'm wondering about the sentence Elles ne se sont pas rasees cette semaine./ They didin't shave this week.  You would normally associate shaving with men, not women as in your example.  Wouldn't it be  better to change the subject of the sentence to ILS ne sont pas rases cette semaine, and a week being a long time to go without shaving, the end could be 

ce  matin, not cette semaine. and you would get a nice sentence 

They (men) didn't shave this morning.

Asked 3 years ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

I think you will find many women shave various body parts ! And a weekly shave is not unusual for them. 

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

I, too, have it on good authority that many women DO shave weekly, although different body parts than men.

Elles - rasees?

Hi. I'm wondering about the sentence Elles ne se sont pas rasees cette semaine./ They didin't shave this week.  You would normally associate shaving with men, not women as in your example.  Wouldn't it be  better to change the subject of the sentence to ILS ne sont pas rases cette semaine, and a week being a long time to go without shaving, the end could be 

ce  matin, not cette semaine. and you would get a nice sentence 

They (men) didn't shave this morning.

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