In the phrase, "...il faut défendre ses opinions", why do the French use 'ses'? I would have expected 'vos', i.e. it is necessary to defende YOUR opinions. Is it simply the way the French express this allusion to others?
Dictation exercise A2
Because il faut is used and as it is a general statement the correct possessive adjectives to use is 'ses'.
It is a rare case when I would translate it as one's
could have been
as opposed to
Hope this helps!
It's the plural of their(s) in English.
son (nm) sa (nf) ses (npl) third person plural, but you are expecting second person plural?
"il faut défendre ses opinions" --> "It is necessary to defend your? or their? options"
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