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Why "ma" rather than "notre" cousine?

CarolC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Why "ma" rather than "notre" cousine?

The fete was organized by the sisters, so that Beatrice would have been NOTRE cousine rather then MA cousine.  I recognized that the exercise said "my cousin" but I figured that as they (sisters) were making it, the cousin would have been one of both of theirs.  I guess I overthought what was being asked.....

Asked 1 year ago
JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Carol,

I haven't seen the text that you are querying but it occurred to me that the two sisters could refer to a cousin either with respect to them together "notre" or each in their own right "ma" cousine.

Just a thought, hope that this is helpful.

Alan (Jim)

DeletedC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Salut Carol, you're right that Beatrice is the cousin of both Emma and her sister, but only Emma is speaking. She says 'my' but I don't think it would have been wrong if she'd said 'our cousin', in either French or English.

CécileKwiziq team member

Hi Carol,

I think you are correct and it has been flagged up for correction ...

Why "ma" rather than "notre" cousine?

The fete was organized by the sisters, so that Beatrice would have been NOTRE cousine rather then MA cousine.  I recognized that the exercise said "my cousin" but I figured that as they (sisters) were making it, the cousin would have been one of both of theirs.  I guess I overthought what was being asked.....

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