Using Possessive Adjectives

AashpreetA1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Using Possessive Adjectives

Can we use possessive adjectives instead of the definite articles? Why not? 

- Pourquoi ma chatte s'est-elle léché sa patte ? [Why did my cat lick HER paw?]

- Tu te laves tes mains? [Are you washing YOUR hands?]

- Il se lave ses cheveux. [He's washing HIS hair.]

It is a little confusing, could you please explain?

Asked 1 month ago
JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Salut Aashpreet,

Special cases when you use mon/ma/mes/etc with parts of the body (French Possessive Adjectives)

I think the link above will help you with this query  --  this type of question was asked some time ago on the Forum.

Bonne continuation

Jim

Using Possessive Adjectives

Can we use possessive adjectives instead of the definite articles? Why not? 

- Pourquoi ma chatte s'est-elle léché sa patte ? [Why did my cat lick HER paw?]

- Tu te laves tes mains? [Are you washing YOUR hands?]

- Il se lave ses cheveux. [He's washing HIS hair.]

It is a little confusing, could you please explain?

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