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"Il y a ton livre et le mien"

Answer says "There is your book and mine". To me that sounds as if you and I are sharing one book. Shouldn't it be "There are your book and mine"?

How does this sentence sound in French? Aren't there one of your book and one of my book?

April 23, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RebekahBray1

I have always seen it as there are two books, but I may be wrong.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RhinoBug

Je pense comme ça aussi! Pourquoi il a dit "there is" pas "there are"???


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Catherine-Raye

Il y a means there is OR there are depending on how it is used.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/W-Ruggles-Wolfe

Exactly. All of the following are valid:

  • «Il y a des enfants»
  • «Il y a des brosses dures dans cette boîte»
  • «Il y a des parfums pour hommes et pour femmes»

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