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in the writing challenge she says "mes jambes"- this is a mistake?

diana

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9 December 2016

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in the writing challenge she says "mes jambes"- this is a mistake?

This relates to:
Using le, la, les with body parts and clothing (definite articles) -

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

9 December 2016

9/12/16

Bonjour Diana !

No, this isn't a mistake: here it's a case of needing to specify which legs as the context is not that explicit.
For example, the verb here is not reflexive, as in "Je me brosse les dents." (I brush myself the teeth.), in which case we're given the owner of the teeth within the sentence.
Here we need to say "mes jambes" as opposed to someone else's.
Have a look at the related lesson:
https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/special-cases-when-you-can-use-mon-ma-mes-etc-with-parts-of-the-body-possessive-adjectives

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !

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