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Leur histoire v leurs histoires

Cornelia H.B2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Leur histoire v leurs histoires

Why would we use « leur histoire » for « their stories »? It is confusing because some of your alternative phrases use « leurs histoires »and some use « leur histoire ». Is there a lesson on this?

Asked 3 years ago
Chris W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

In general you take the point of view of the individual in French, which suggests leur histoire as correct. But, as always, this is not a hard and fast rule, so, apparently, both options are possible.

Leur histoire v leurs histoires

Why would we use « leur histoire » for « their stories »? It is confusing because some of your alternative phrases use « leurs histoires »and some use « leur histoire ». Is there a lesson on this?

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