il les a tous lus

CarolC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

il les a tous lus

ive obviously missed something, but why do we need les here when tous means all (ofthem)?

Asked 1 year ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Il les a lus -- He read them.
Il a lu tous les livres. -- He read all the books.
Il les a tous lus. -- He read them all.

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Carol,

Let's look at this another way.    Il les a lus  --  He has read them. "les" being the direct object pronoun.

To add a bit more information  --  Did he read them all or just some of them?

He actually read them all   --  "Il les a tous lus"

Does this help?

Jim

il les a tous lus

ive obviously missed something, but why do we need les here when tous means all (ofthem)?

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