"von, va, ves"?

IsabelleB1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

"von, va, ves"?

"Avez-vous ton crayon?"  This sentence here mixes a formal (or plural) pronoun with a familiar possessive adjective, which doesn't feel correct.  Could I get  confirmation that "ton, ta, tes" works for whomever is directly spoken to? 

Asked 4 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Isabelle,

Avez-vous votre / vos crayon(s) ? = do you have your pencil(s)?

-> formal usage (one person) / formally or informally two or more people

As-tu ton / tes crayons ? = do you have your pensil(s)?

-> informal 'you'

See both links below:

tu-and-vous-are-used-for-three-types-of-you

use-notre-nos-votre-vos-leur-leurs

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

IsabelleB1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Ah, oui!  It was too early in the morning for me, I guess!  Merci!

"von, va, ves"?

"Avez-vous ton crayon?"  This sentence here mixes a formal (or plural) pronoun with a familiar possessive adjective, which doesn't feel correct.  Could I get  confirmation that "ton, ta, tes" works for whomever is directly spoken to? 

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