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Kwiziq community member
28 September 2018
When would you use the masculine form of a pronoun for a feminine noun
would you use pronouns ending in 'n' (mon, ton, son) for nouns that begin with vowel or silent h? In doing a recent quiz for the noun 'petite amie' a 'sa' was used... should son have been used instead?
This question relates to:French lesson "Common mistakes with mon/ma/mes, ton/ta/tes and son/sa/ses (possessive adjectives)"
Kwiziq language super star
29 September 2018
"Sa petite amie"(his girlfriend) is correct and the possessive adjective agrees with the possessed (petite amie) not the possessor (the person whose girlfriend it is) .
Hope this helps!
30 September 2018
And you would also use the masculine form if the noun starts with a vowel:
Son amie but sa petite amie.
Even though amie is feminine, you use son because it starts with a vowel. With petite there's no need for this anymore because it starts with a consonant.
so in the case of amie, you would not need the 'n' as the adjective does not begin with a vowel.
the pronoun changes as a result of the word following it and not the noun?
sa petite amie
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