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avec sa canne dans la main.. why don't we say sa main?

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avec sa canne dans la main.. why don't we say sa main?

Asked 1 year ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

You would only use "sa main" if there were a need to clarify which hand the cane was actually in. In English you could say, "cane in hand" and wouldn't need to say which hand it was either. When there's no potential of misunderstanding, the French use the definite article instead of the possessive pronoun.

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avec sa canne dans la main.. why don't we say sa main?

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