Ils sucent encore leur pouce?

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Pekka

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12 November 2018

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Ils sucent encore leur pouce?

why the singular pouce here and not the plural pouces, as they each have a thumb/pouce and not a mutual thumb, which they all would be sucking?

Pekka from Helsinki

This question relates to:
French lesson "Conjugate semi-regular -cer verbs in Le Présent (present tense)"

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

13 November 2018

13/11/18

Hi Pekka,

Interesting question!

It's probably because you can only suck one thumb at a time and that if you said in French,

Ils sucent encore leurs pouces -

it would indicate you they (ils) were sucking the other people's thumbs as well...

very odd ...

Hope this helps!

 

 

 

Pekka

Kwiziq community member

13 November 2018

13/11/18

Thanks and thumbs/ pouces up!

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