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pourquoi pas Tu as tenu ton parole au lieu de Tu as tenu parole

KathleenB1Kwiziq community member

pourquoi pas Tu as tenu ton parole au lieu de Tu as tenu parole

pourquoi pas Tu as tenu ton parole au lieu de Tu as tenu parole

Asked 2 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Kathleen, 

Just to add to the other comments, I have checked and both 

... tu as tenu ta parole

and

... tu as tenu parole

are given as alternatives for ' you kept your word'

It cannot be 'ton' as parole is feminine.

Hope this helps!

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Kathleen,

"Parole" is a feminine noun. So I think that the sentence should be "Tu as tenu ta parole"

Does this help?

Jim

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

To add to Jim's comment on correct possessive:

Tenir parole - a fixed expression for 'keep (.....) word', so possessive not needed, but not wrong to use 'ta' (see earlier discussion below as well). Note - can only be used for people.

Whereas "Tenir ses promesses" - a fixed expression for 'keep (.......) promises', possessive needed. 

(Just the way it is situation!)

https://www.wordreference.com/fren/tenir%20parole

https://www.wordreference.com/fren/tenir%20ses%20promesses

pourquoi pas Tu as tenu ton parole au lieu de Tu as tenu parole

pourquoi pas Tu as tenu ton parole au lieu de Tu as tenu parole

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