My expectation was that the proper gender of "my" would depend on the gender of the speaker. Wrong!
It seems natural to English speakers but in French, the possessive adjectives agree with the gender of the thing possessed, not the person who possesses them.
- mon livre = my book
- ma pomme = my apple
- ton crayon = your pencil
- ta voiture = your car
- son stylo = his (or her) pen
- sa montre = his (or her) watch
mon/ma = my (masc/fem); mes = my (plural) ton/ta = your (masc/fem); tes = your (plural) son/sa = his/her/its; ses= his/her/its (plural) Ça va?
When referring two or more people and singular thing, we use "votre". And use "vos" when plural. e.g. votre enfant = your kid vos enfants = your kids notre enfant = our kid nos enfant = our kids
No, the possessive adjective always agrees in gender and number with the thing possessed, not the person who possesses it.
Thank you for this. I needed to see this spelled out all together for it to click on my head. Much appreciated.
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