why it is not 'elas leem OS nossos livros' ? thank you
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Is the first 'o' in 'nossos' open or closed? The speaker makes is sound open. Is that correct? How should it be pronounced for nosso, nossa, nossos, and nossas?
that's right. The first O in Nosso(s), Nossa(s) is open (like O in hOt). When you have O or OS at the end of a word, pronounce it like U (/oo/ in English)
why is this sentence Elas, why not Eles?
Maybe they want to reffer to a group of women. It is not wrong
I think it is just random. However for future references remember eles is used for any group with even just one male. Elas for any all female group. Hope that helps. :)
Just report the error.
Neste caso leem não leva o acento circumflexo (terceira pessoa do plural)?
Depois uma reforma em 2009, não se usa mais o acento das palavras terminadas em eem.
De acordo com a nova regra ortográfica, não se acentuam palavras terminadas em oo/ee
Ex.: voo e creem
What is the difference between elas and eles? When should I use each word?
Both mean they. Use elas for a group of women (or feminine things) and eles for a group of men/men+women (oe masculine things).
Sometimes it accepts a small typo, sometimes it does not. Annoying.
So we use lê after ela/ele?
That's right. You can see all the conjugations at once on a site like this one: http://www.conjuga-me.net/verbo-ler.
I heard Eles not Elas which was not acceptable. Isn't Eles leem nossos livros the same except for the gender?
I think it depends on the group.For this time eles would not be acceptable.I know sometimes it is hard to tell with the voices. Just try your best.
If nossos and livros are masculine why not use eles not elas
Annoying to have eles marked wrong yet again. So random. I was beginning to think the cartoon figure was meant to give a clue, but this one is clearly a man