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Difference between somme and sont?

I am having trouble understanding when to use sont or somme. I understand they are both forms of the word 'are', but I don't understand when to use each. Can anyone help?

November 9, 2012

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I believe what you're looking for is the difference between "sommes" and "sont". "Sommes" is always relatied to "nous" as it is the conjugation for the subject we. "Sont" is always related to "ils" or "elles" as it is the conjugation of etre for they.

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