"Are they your fruits?"
Translation:Ce sont tes fruits ?
Remember the rule for c'est vs il / elles est ?
A reminder of the rule is here:
That applies to ce sont vs ils / elles sont as well.
As the être conjugate - sont - is followed by a modifier - tes (or vos) - it requires "ce".
However, on the point of word order, I have never seen "Ce sont" written as an inversion.
"sont-ce" is absolutely correct, just not used anymore, therefore, like many translations on this website, it should be accepted.
Sont-ce vos fruits n'est pas accepté mais comme cela a déja été dit par jdgamble 555, c'est absolument correct ( C'est même la formulation que j'ai apprise à l'école comme étant la meilleure , je suis français ) Cela dit en effet ce n'est plus beaucoup utilisé , en tous cas dans le langage parlé , mais cela devrait être accepté .
"Ce sont vos fruits" does mean "they are your fruits", but if you say it like a question (by your intonation i.e. rising pitch at the end) it can mean "are they your fruits?". "Ce sont" isn't generally inverted, so the only other way of phrasing it as a question is "Est-ce que ce sont vos fruits?".
It depends on the subject and the object that is in possession. For example if you know the difference between Vous and Tu, it is quite like that.
Remember: Vous= you (all) Tu= you (singular)
Votre chien = Your dog (multiple people own the dog)
Ton chien = Your dog (but you are only speaking to the person who solely owns the dog)
Votre vs. Vos depends on the number of things that is in possession. For example:
Votre chien = Your dog (Multiple people own ONE dog)
Vos chiens = Your dogs (Multiple people own MULTIPLE dogs)
Now, the difference between ton, ta, and tes is similar but ton and ta correspond with either a feminine or masculin object. For example:
Ton chien = Your dog (One person owns one dog. Also note that chien is a masculin noun, so ton is used)
Ta tortue = Your turtle (One person owns one turtle. Also note that tortue is a feminine noun, so ta is used)
Tes chiens/tortues = Your dogs/turtles (One person owns multiple dogs/turtles. Also note that tes is used regardless of gender as long as it is plural)
Yes. "Tes, ta, ton" refer to "toi (tu, and all its forms)", when you talk to someone (in the singular) with whom you are on a first-name basis. Otherwise (plural OR official singular) it's "vous (and all its forms". Similar to "du" versus "ihr/Sie" in German, where "du" is "toi/tu etc" and both ihr and Sie will be "vous".
No, no. Look: Ton (referring to "toi" = "you" singular informal) chapeau (one hat), ta chemise (one shirt). BUT: Tes chapeaux (many hats referring to "toi"), tes chemises (many shirts referring to "toi"). Votre (referring to "vous" = "you" plural OR singular formal) chapeau (one hat), vos chapeaux (many hats). Votre chemise (one) - vos chemises (many).
I know from the point of view of English it's insane. The only consolation is that there are languages where it is much worse (Russsian, Polish... even German, because you always have to think of gender and case)))