Allez tout le monde

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Jean

Kwiziq community member

5 January 2018

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Allez tout le monde

If tout le monde is considered singular when conjugating verbs, is " allez tout le monde" correct ? I have seen this written in a French text.

This relates to:
Tout le monde = Everybody (indefinite pronouns) -

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

5 January 2018

5/01/18

Bonjour Jean !

That's an interesting question!


The fact is that although its meaning is plural (everybody), the expression itself is singular (all the world).


So when tout le monde is the subject of the verb, this one needs to agree in singular, but when someone is addressing tout le monde, well there's more than one person, so you will address them in the plural:


Tout le monde va à la plage.
Everybody goes to the beach. 

Allez, tout le monde !
Come on, everybody!

I hope that's helpful!
Bonne journée !

Jean

Kwiziq community member

5 January 2018

5/01/18

Merci Aurélie!

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