"After her death, we opened her testament."

Translation:Après sa mort, nous avons ouvert son testament.

April 18, 2018

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why is "her" sa in one part of the sentence and son in the other?


Because "la mort" is a feminine noun and "le testament" is masculine. All possessives such as "sa" and "son" depend on the object, not the owner.

  • sa mort = his death/her death
  • son testament = his testament/her testament
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