I wrote 'sept lettres' woops
Me, too. I guess we haven't had numbers yet, though!
Same, lost a heart for this T.T
How can you tell it is not elle? Elle and elles sound the same.
You must listen to the context. In this case, it's "lisent," not "lit."
That is true, but "lit" (pronounced "LEE") and "lisent" (pronounced "LEEZE") do not. See Sitesurf's comment below.
How do you say 'Do they read that letter yet?'
I think it's "Est-qu'elles lisent déjà cette lettre?"
est-ce-qu'elles lisent déjà cette lettre ?
Can it be "lisent ils cette lettre?"
Is this correct??
It seems like "cettes lettres" should also be accepted.
edit: aha, I understand my error. Thank you both!
No because "cettes" does not exist.
Don't forget that ce becomes cet before a word that starts with a vowel or h muet!
thanks Sitesurf again for your always thorough and clear explanations
You're not the only one! I invented the word "cettes", too!
It's just very annoying to all the time not be able to detect the difference between 'elle' and 'elles'. There should be an indicator which shows us the context is plural.
there is indeed an indicator: the verb, pronounced LIZ for plural and only LI in singular
That's the catch with French. It is not a lazy language, it requires Full Attention.
It's there, subtle, but definitely there.