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" It is very important to note that in French the possessive adjective agrees in gender and number with the possessed person or object, and not with the possessor, as in English. "
Cortina's French Method (twenty Lessons) Intended for Use in Schools, Etc ... - Page 141
by Rafael Diez de la Cortina - 1918 - 338 pages
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The first French book, or, Practical French lessons for beginners

Alfred G. Havet - French language - 1880 - 246 pages
...its, or one's. Notre, notre, nos, our. Votre, votre, vos, your. Leur, leur, leurs, their. 32. ^F In French the possessive adjective agrees in gender and number with the NOUN BEFORE WHICH IT is PLACED : 1. Ou est Alfred !^I1 est avec 1. Where is Alfred ?— He is with...
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Cortina Method Intended for Use in Schools, Etc. and for Self-study French ...

Rafael Diez de la Cortina - 1895 - 338 pages
...:—1st. Mon, ton, son are used instead of ma, ta, sa, before a word beginning with a vowel or a silent ft to avoid the meeting of two vowels : Mon histoire,...sœur. John lives with his sister. Les enfants ont leur 53 maison. The children have their house. 1 * Les enfants ont leurs 23 maisons. The children have their...
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Je, Tu, Nous

Luce Irigaray - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 136 pages
...exchange language and objects with them. For one women's liberation movement, the emphasis is on equal 2 In French the possessive adjective agrees in gender (and number) with the object possessed rather than with the possessor, as in English. To illustrate the point of her comparison...
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The Feminist Critique of Language: A Reader

Deborah Cameron - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1998 - 368 pages
...subject or citizen (even elected presidents). (Tr.) The suffix euse designates a feminine term. (Tr.) In French the possessive adjective agrees in gender (and number) with the object possessed rather than with the possessor, as in English. To illustrate the point of her comparison...
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