"He is respected by all."
Translation:Il est respecté de tous.
What is the difference here between tout and tous? I wrote "Il est respecté par tout" and it was wrong apparently.
Tout is used for singular (Tout le temps) and tous is used for plural (Tous les jours) In this case you have to use the plural form. I'm not an exper but I hope that helps... :)
But tous and tout in sentences like "tous les jours" are adjectives, while in "respecté par tous" it is a noun. When they are nouns, "tout" will mean "everything" (il aime tout), while "tous" will be "everyone" (people, that is! Il est aimé de tous.)
Oh, thank you. That was driving me nuts because I didn't understand that. reminds self to look things up!
so it is respecté de tous but aimé par ... is the choice of de over par predictable?
With all these appreciation verbs (aimer, détester, préféré, adorer, apprécier, haïr), you can use "par" or "de".
Wrong. "il est respecté" is passive, so "auprès" does not work.
You can use "auprès de XX" when the subject performs the action, not when the action is performed by XX.
It would in a case like this: il a été respectueux auprès de tous (+ pour tous / envers tous).
Sitesurf, Duo has the sentence "il est populaire auprès de ses hommes". Is that okay because "populaire" isn't a verb participle?
Thank you. This cleared my doubt. I was wondering if they were interchangeable with all verbs. Now it's clear. Thanks again.
so we are supposed to pronounce the s in tous, or we can pronounce it in certain cases?
"tous" as an indefinite pronoun (with no noun afterwards) is pronounced TOOS
"tous les gens" as an indefinite adjective, (with determiner + noun afterwards) is pronounced TOO
I owe you about a hundred lingots, Sitesurf, but I've been using the app and can't seem to give them away through that. First time I've understood when to say the "s" in tous, thank you.
The machine pronounces it as "tout" — I wrote "tout" after it, and my answer was wrong, I should have written "tous".
I just disabled the audio, so that you won't get it in dictation again.
I confirm that "tous" ( = all = everybody) is pronounced TOOS
Yes, I also remember this pronunciation from Coffee Break French, they use this word each lesson to greet the listeners. Thank you!
I don't understand the case here, why "tous" for explaining in terms of "all", or "all the people"?
De means of.. and par means by. But this sentence has - il est respecté de tous.. why not pa tous
There's no practical difference in this case.
Respecté: respected - adj. used with masculine nouns. Il est respecté. Respectée: respected - adj. used with feminine nouns. Elle est respectée.
Hi, my question is in regards to par, i wrote pour and it marked it as wrong. What would be the explanation for the difference.