Why not “ses” as the possessive?

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Why not “ses” as the possessive?

I’m confused about why the possessive of “Ils” in this lesson is “se“ rather than “ses“?

Asked 1 year ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

This lesson is about reflexive/pronominal verbs and ‘se’ is not a possessive pronoun (or adjective). 

‘Ses’ is a possessive adjective, and can qualify a noun but not a verb. I see ‘ses’ used correctly in the lesson in one example ‘…. ses bonnes notes’. 

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/my-languages/french/glossary/134

 

Why not “ses” as the possessive?

I’m confused about why the possessive of “Ils” in this lesson is “se“ rather than “ses“?

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