Following on from Henrik's question about distinguishing between singular and pluriel. I heard that she was making multiple costumes (no doubt due to the other mothers' apathy as pointed out below), but the next bit is "j'ai jusqu'à lundi pour que tout soit terminé" . I thought that it would be "pour que tous soient terminés" because multiple costumes. But those 2 options really would sound identical wouldn't they? Would they both be equally correct in this exercise?
Dictation exercise B2
They wouldn't sound the same -
'...tout soit terminé', 'tout' pronounced tou
'tous soient terminés'. 'tous 'pronounced touss
Hope this helps!
But the fact that tout is followed by soit would largely mask that difference, wouldn't it?
In the case of 'tous soient terminés' you pronounced the two -s 's of 'tous' and 'soient' , so the -s is stressed unlike in the first example.
Hard to explain in words...
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