I'm confused as to when to use 'êtes' and sommes: Ma femme et toi ÊTES and Toi et moi SOMMES.

Stewart

Kwiziq community member

13 November 2017

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I'm confused as to when to use 'êtes' and sommes: Ma femme et toi ÊTES and Toi et moi SOMMES.

This question relates to:
French lesson "Using stress pronouns in compound subjects and objects (unlike English)"

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

13 November 2017

13/11/17

Bonjour Stewart, Êtes is used when the subject is vous or a combination of words that equal vous: ma femme et toi (my wife and you = you) = vous. Sommes is used when the subject is nous or a combination of words that equal nous: toi et moi (you and I = we) = nous. You might like to reveiw this lesson: https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/my-languages/french/view/406

Stewart

Kwiziq community member

13 November 2017

13/11/17

Thank you ... problem solved! Stewart

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