In the sentence "Leurs métiers sont très difficles mais leur engagement est admirable" why is it not "leurs engagements sont admirables?

SharonA2Kwiziq community member

In the sentence "Leurs métiers sont très difficles mais leur engagement est admirable" why is it not "leurs engagements sont admirables?

Asked 2 years ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

This is not different to English - 'Their jobs are very difficult but their engagement is admirable'. The sentence you suggest is grammatically correct but different - there is no reason that the first part of the sentence needs to have number agreement with the second, as there are 2 different subjects - jobs and engagement.

RichaA0Kwiziq community member

may be because the rules of french are followed...DUH!!

SA1Kwiziq community member

jobs is plural and engagement is singular

RashnaKwiziq community member

because metiers is plural but engagement is sigulier

In the sentence "Leurs métiers sont très difficles mais leur engagement est admirable" why is it not "leurs engagements sont admirables?

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