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Kwiziq community member
15 October 2018
Pronunciation of 'tous'
I thought 'tous' was pronounced 'too' unless it was used as a pronoun meaning 'all (of us/them)'.
But in the example:
Je veux que vous ayez tous votre exam.
'tous' is pronounced 'Toos'.
Is this correct? If so, why?
This question relates to:French lesson "Conjugate avoir in Le Subjonctif Présent (subjunctive mood)"
Kwiziq language super star
16 October 2018
Yes , the pronunciation of tous is correct and should sound the 's' .
Take a look at the following lesson for further explanation:
Tout, tous, toute, toutes = Everything, all (of them), the whole
Just another little point -
In your answer to Chris, it should be 'je ne le savais pas' as 'savoir' is a verb of state and you will hardly ever hear/see the passé composé used to say, 'I didn't know'.
It's a mistake I often read on this forum from students so just to put things right!
It is the same for verbs like être, sembler, paraître, croire, espérer...
Hope this helps!
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