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Follow up to singular/plural question

Paul F.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Follow up to singular/plural question

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? 

Asked 4 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Paul, 

They wouldn't sound the same -

'...tout soit terminé', 'tout' pronounced tou

'tous soient terminés'. 'tous 'pronounced touss

Hope this helps!

Chris W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

But the fact that tout is followed by soit would largely mask that difference, wouldn't it?

CécileKwiziq team member

Hi Chris, 

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...

Follow up to singular/plural question

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? 

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