Isn't this example a contradiction?

Melisa

Kwiziq community member

10 October 2018

3 replies

Isn't this example a contradiction?

It says tous (as a complement to the plural subject) is always pronounced [toos], to differenciate it from tout but right above that it gives the example, "Mes amis sont venus et ils étaient tous contents." and pronounces it too. This is an example using tous as a complement to the subject amis, isn't it? Shouldn't it be pronounced toos? It's very confusing.

This question relates to:
French lesson "Tout, tous, toute, toutes = Everything, all (of them), the whole"

Chris

Kwiziq community member

10 October 2018

10/10/18

Yes, in this example "tous" should be pronounced with the trailing s. 

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

12 October 2018

12/10/18

Bonjour Melisa !

Indeed, this example was badly recorded, and thanks to you, it's now been fixed :)

The "s" in "tous" here is definitely pronounced!

Merci et bonne journée ! 

Melisa

Kwiziq community member

13 October 2018

13/10/18

Thanks for fixing it!

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