What is the diffrent between: elles sont calme--Ils sont calme ?
Is there any diffrent ? or this is the same(only the elles and IIs are not the same)?
'Elles' specifies that the entire group is female; 'ils' can be both all-male or a mixed group.
ok..the translate is: elles sont calme- They(female)are calm? ils sont calm- They are calm ?
I think 'calme' (with an 'e') is the correct form for masculine as well as feminine agreement; it doesn't change with gender (but it will become 'calmes' in the plural, so both of these should be 'calmes', not 'calme').
Garpike, you are absolutely right.
Elles (mes petites sœurs) sont calmes.
Ils (mes petits frères )sont calmes.
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. They (any group including a male): ils (Ils parlent. — They speak)
. They (all women): elles (Elles parlent. — They speak)
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'Elles' means the group is completely female, whereas 'ils' means the group has at least one male - so even if the group has ten women and one man, they would be 'ils'. I hope this makes sense!