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how to know if cadeau is singular or plural??

JenniferC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

how to know if cadeau is singular or plural??

in the text, you start by saying 'ils leur ont préparé un cadeau....'  Singular.

but at the end, you say '....de si jolis cadeaux'.  It is hard to know if it is plural or not by just listening, especially when we started with just the one.

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AlanC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

I'm not sure what the context is here, but I think the "de" implies plural.

un si joli cadeau

de si jolis cadeaux

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

You know, of course, whether it's singular or plural when you see it written (le cadeau vs. les cadeaux). In spoken French you would only know by context.

how to know if cadeau is singular or plural??

in the text, you start by saying 'ils leur ont préparé un cadeau....'  Singular.

but at the end, you say '....de si jolis cadeaux'.  It is hard to know if it is plural or not by just listening, especially when we started with just the one.

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