Pronunciation of "tous" in "Nous mourons tous un jour"

MarieB2 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Pronunciation of "tous" in "Nous mourons tous un jour"

In the audio file for the sentence "Nous mourons tous un jour" in this lesson, the word "tous" has a silent s (IPA [tu]). Why is this? I understood that when "tous" is used as an indefinite pronoun to refer to a group of people like this, the s should be pronounced (IPA [tus]). Have I misunderstood something here? I would appreciate any help on this :)

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CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Marie,

Thank you for your feedback. The audio has now be updated and corrected. 

Bonne journée!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

I agree, I would also expect tous to be pronounced as "toos", with the final -s.

Pronunciation of "tous" in "Nous mourons tous un jour"

In the audio file for the sentence "Nous mourons tous un jour" in this lesson, the word "tous" has a silent s (IPA [tu]). Why is this? I understood that when "tous" is used as an indefinite pronoun to refer to a group of people like this, the s should be pronounced (IPA [tus]). Have I misunderstood something here? I would appreciate any help on this :)

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