Possesion and Adj Agreement

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Possesion and Adj Agreement

Just checking: In looking at the sentence, "Écoutez cette conversation entre Marc et son amie Lola." It is son becuase it is his meaning Marc's friend, but amie becuase Lola is feminine correct? So, if I say "Ma meuillere amie est Laura.  I use ma because I am female and meuillere amie because Laura is female. I could also say "Mon meuilleur ami, Charles."

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

Elizabeth, see the attached lessons covering your questions. 

It is "son amie" because of the special case that occurs when a vowel (or h muet) follows the possessive adjective, which results in a change of the possessive adjective form in the feminine singular. 

It would be 

1. 'mon amie' and 'ma meilleure amie' for ‘my’ female friend 

and 

2. ' mon ami' and 'mon meilleur ami' for ‘my‘ male friend, 

regardless of your gender as the 'possessor'.

 "Ma" becomes "mon" with feminine nouns starting with a vowel or mute h (French Possessive Adjectives) 

Common mistakes with mon/ma/mes, ton/ta/tes and son/sa/ses (French Possessive Adjectives)

Possesion and Adj Agreement

Just checking: In looking at the sentence, "Écoutez cette conversation entre Marc et son amie Lola." It is son becuase it is his meaning Marc's friend, but amie becuase Lola is feminine correct? So, if I say "Ma meuillere amie est Laura.  I use ma because I am female and meuillere amie because Laura is female. I could also say "Mon meuilleur ami, Charles."

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