Leur or leurs for enfants

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Leur or leurs for enfants

"Je parle aux enfants". Write "I speak to them.": Je ________ .leur parleJe leurs parlese

Is enfants not plural so the objective pronoun is leurs? Leur would equal "un enfant"?
Asked 1 year ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

You are confusing 2 different things 

1 The use of 'leur' as an indirect object pronoun meaning 'them' in the lesson you linked - 

and 

2 The use of leur/leurs as possessive adjectives as per the lesson I have linked below : 

Notre/nos/votre/vos/leur/leurs = our/your/their (French Possessive Adjectives)

 

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Maarten is correct. Just to give you some examples:

Je leur parle. -- I speak to them. (COI)
Ça leur a fait du bien. -- That did them good. (COI)
Les deux sont leurs enfants. -- Both are their kids. (Possessive pronoun, plural)
C'est leur valise. -- This is their suitcase. (Possessive pronoun, singular)
Ce sont leurs valises. -- These are their suitcases. (Possessive pronoun, plural)

Leur or leurs for enfants

"Je parle aux enfants". Write "I speak to them.": Je ________ .leur parleJe leurs parlese

Is enfants not plural so the objective pronoun is leurs? Leur would equal "un enfant"?

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