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Hi, is "il est Professeur" / "Elle est Professeur" correct (no article before profession).

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Anish

Kwiziq community member

28 May 2017

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Hi, is "il est Professeur" / "Elle est Professeur" correct (no article before profession).

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Job titles differ depending on whether you're a man or a woman (nouns) -

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

28 May 2017

28/05/17

Yes, it's correct: see https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/revision/grammar/dont-use-indefinite-articles-with-professions

Ron

Kwiziq community member

31 May 2017

31/05/17

Lisa est une très bonne vendeuse.
In French, you always need an article in front of a group including an adjective, and that rule applies to professions:
Paul est un professeur extraordinaire.
Otherwise: Paul est professeur. (note: no adjective, hence no article)

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