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Their life or their lives

James S.C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Their life or their lives

Hi Kwiziq team,

Why not "their lives" here: 

Je fais ce que je peux pour rendre leur(s) vie(s) plus facile tout en leur faisant découvrir notre culture.

Thank you

Asked 11 months ago
Maarten K.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

James, it is because each person only has one life. In French, plural or singular is determined by the possession(s), not the possessor(s).

 Notre/nos/votre/vos/leur/leurs = our/your/their (French Possessive Adjectives)

 https://www.lawlessfrench.com/grammar/possessive-adjectives-plural-possessions/

Their life or their lives

Hi Kwiziq team,

Why not "their lives" here: 

Je fais ce que je peux pour rendre leur(s) vie(s) plus facile tout en leur faisant découvrir notre culture.

Thank you

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