How to distinguish these two situations?

MeA1Kwiziq community member

How to distinguish these two situations?

Vous faites tous vos devoirs

1). You are all doing your homework (you, all of you, are doing your homeworks, not a single person doing other things) --> tous works on vous

2). You are doing all your homeworks (and not missing any homework from any subject) --> tous works on devoirs

Asked 8 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Me,

Orally, the 'tous' of the first example would sound the -s at the end of the word.

It would be silent in the second one.

But in written form, I would probably put a comma after the tous in the first example to clarify meaning.

Hope this helps!

How to distinguish these two situations?

Vous faites tous vos devoirs

1). You are all doing your homework (you, all of you, are doing your homeworks, not a single person doing other things) --> tous works on vous

2). You are doing all your homeworks (and not missing any homework from any subject) --> tous works on devoirs

Sign in to submit your answer

Don't have an account yet? Join today

Ask a question

Find your French level for FREE

Test your French to the CEFR standard

Find your French level
Thinking...