Ils sucent encore leur pouce?

Ils sucent encore leur pouce?

why the singular pouce here and not the plural pouces, as they each have a thumb/pouce and not a mutual thumb, which they all would be sucking?

Pekka from Helsinki

Asked 10 months ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Hi Pekka,

Interesting question!

It's probably because you can only suck one thumb at a time and that if you said in French,

Ils sucent encore leurs pouces -

it would indicate you they (ils) were sucking the other people's thumbs as well...

very odd ...

Hope this helps!

 

 

 

Thanks and thumbs/ pouces up!

Ils sucent encore leur pouce?

why the singular pouce here and not the plural pouces, as they each have a thumb/pouce and not a mutual thumb, which they all would be sucking?

Pekka from Helsinki

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