For "our parents" (ie. it is my brother and my parents), why do we say "nos parents" instead of "notre parents" since it is the same parents?

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Kimia

Kwiziq community member

2 April 2019

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For "our parents" (ie. it is my brother and my parents), why do we say "nos parents" instead of "notre parents" since it is the same parents?

This question relates to:
French lesson "Common mistakes with mon/ma/mes, ton/ta/tes and son/sa/ses (possessive adjectives)"

Todd

Kwiziq community member

3 April 2019

3/04/19

Notre is singular, while nos is plural. Since you're referring to both parents, which is plural, then you'd use nos. It makes no difference whether the parents are the same or not. 

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

3 April 2019

3/04/19

Hi Kimia,

Take a look at the following Kwiziq lesson on plural possessive adjectives -

https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/revision/grammar/use-notre-nos-votre-vos-leur-leurs-to-say-our-your-and-their-possessive-adjectives

Hope this helps!

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