They are pronounced identically and both are accepted in the listening excercise in order to not penalise people, although it translates both as "She has her shirts".
In the real world, the context of the prior part of the conversation would let you know if it was "her shirts" or "these/those shirts".
Yes, it can. However, in the military I understand "shirts" are referred to as "blouses." In civilian life, I'm pretty sure that a man would never wear a blouse or say he is wearing one, as a blouse is considered a feminine article of clothing. A shirt, on the other hand, is worn by male and female alike. I wear shirts, but if it is dressy or made specifically for women, I'refer to it as a "blouse." I hope I haven't confused you. DL marked me wrong, but I not only complained about it, I had to explain it to them. Lotta good that will do, though.
Moi aussi. Et je trouve absolument insupportable le rejet par DL de "his". Pour la cent millième fois, quand, messieurs de DL, vous déciderez vous à entendre ce problème d'absence totale de contexte dans vos traductions ??? She has HIS shirts signifie qu'elle a les chemises d'une autre personne qu'elle, de sexe masculin. Le rejet de cette traduction est parfaitement infondé. Marre vraiment de perdre des points sur des fautes qui n'en sont pas ! Si vous voulez donner des leçons commencez par apprendre la langue, (ici le français), et prenez quelques cours de pédagogie qui vous feraient le + grd bien...
In French, all possessives match the gender and number of the thing being owned. In this case, "ses" matches a third-person singular owner (him/her/it) who owns multiples of something. For instance, "her shirts" are "ses chemises".
Note that possessives do not match the owner. For instance, "her lion" would be "son lion" because "lion" is masculine, even though the owner is feminine.
All determiners in French (e.g. articles) follow this rule.
Question for you noxfarm1: can you tell me if the following is true of possessives?
Ma/Mon is singular and mes is plural (my) Ta is feminine singular, ton is masculine singular (your) Tes is informal plural (your) Sa is feminine singular and son is masculine singular (her/his/its) (And in the case of ta/ton/sa/son the gender is dependent on the object , not the possesor) Votre is formal singular and gender neutral (your) Vos is formal plural and gender neutral
So where does ses fit in? And is tes gender neutral or am I missing one? Merci! :)
The plural forms (mes/tes/ses) are gender irrelevant.
- Mon/Ton/Son are used with masculine nouns (and feminine nouns that begin with a vowel sound or a mute H). They mean my, your, and his/her, respectively
- Ma/Ta/Sa are used with feminine nouns.
- Notre/Votre/Leur are used with a singular object. They mean our, your, and their, respectively.
- Nos/Vos/Leurs are used with plural objects.
The possessive adjective you use is relevant to the thing possessed, not the person who possesses it.