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les notres?!

Merik K.A2Kwiziq community member

les notres?!

quick question: in French you say "ce sont NOS livres". Why is le pluriel of "le nôtre", written as "les nôtres" in this lesson?!

Asked 2 years ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Merik,

As Maarten pointed out there are different ways of expressing possession in French:

C'est mon livre = This is my book -> Possessive adjectives 

Ce sont mes livres = These are my books -> Possessive adjectives 

Ce sont nos livres = These are our books -> Possessive adjectives

-> Mon, ma, mes; ton, ta, tes; son, sa, ses = my; your; his / her (possessive adjectives)  -  Notre, nos, votre, vos, leur, leurs = our, your, their (possessive adjectives)

C'est le mien = This is mine -> Possessive pronouns

Ce sont les miens These are mine -> Possessive pronouns

C'est le nôtre = This is ours -> Possessive pronouns

Ce sont les nôtres These are ours -> Possessive pronouns

-> Le mien, le tien, le sien, etc = Mine, yours, his/hers/its (possessive pronouns)   -   Le nôtre, le vôtre, le leur, etc = Ours, yours, theirs (possessive pronouns)

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Maarten K.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Not sure what you are querying. You seem to be mixing up 2 different ways to describe “possession” in French. There are a number of different ways to express possession. The plural of le nôtre is les nôtres. https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/search?s=Possessive+

les notres?!

quick question: in French you say "ce sont NOS livres". Why is le pluriel of "le nôtre", written as "les nôtres" in this lesson?!

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