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Would these sentences sound identical?

"Son chat est noir."

"Son chatte est noire."

I got it wrong because I answered with the second.

June 9, 2012



"Son" should be "Sa" in the second sentence (determiners -- such as these possessive determiners -- agree in gender and number with their nouns). Additionally, you would pronounce the final /t/ sound in "chatte", but it would be silent in "chat". You would not hear a pronunciation difference between "noir" and "noire", though.


For the second, it would be "Sa chatte" (His/her female cat.) In French, the preposition agrees with the object, not the subject. (Unlike English, where it's the opposite.)

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