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French Possessive Adjectives

French Possessive Adjectives

The video is at https://www.frenchspanishonline.com/magazine/french-possessive-adjectives/

 Mas / femfemplural
MyMonMaMes
YourTonTaTes
His, her, itsSonSaSes
OurNotreNotreNos
YourVotreVotreVos
TheirLeurLeurLeurs

Rule:

We use “mon, ton , son” for all masculine words and for feminine ones starting with a vowel or the letter “h” when it is “mute” or silent, what I call a plugged H because there is a connection between the words.

We use “ma, ta, sa” for feminine words starting with a consonant.

We use “mes, tes, ses” for plural, masculine or feminine.

There is one mistake in the video, it is “leurs livres” with an “s” at the end of “leur”.

Examples:

My car is ma voiture because voiture is feminine, even a boy can say ma voiture.
My book is mon livre because livre is masculine.
My school is mon école, école is feminine but starts with a vowel, so we use “mon”.
My clock is mon horloge, horloge is feminine but starts with a silent “h”.
My ax is ma hache, hache is feminine and the “h” is not silent.

Exercise: Fill the blank French Possessive Adjectives:

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