l'écriture (f)

Thomas C1Kwiziq community member

l'écriture (f)

The noun 'écriture' (handwriting) is feminine. But apparently the correct translation of "We cannot read his handwriting" is 'Nous ne pouvons pas lire son écriture'. I was using an exercise book and I thought the answer in the back might be a mistake, but Google Translate also comes up with the same translation. La bonne phrase est 'Nous ne pouvons pas lire sa écriture', n'est-ce pas?
AurélieKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Thomas !

"Son écriture" is indeed correct here, and that's due to the fact that écriture starts with a vowel.

Have a look at our related lesson:
https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/revision/grammar/use-mon-not-ma-with-feminine-nouns-starting-with-a-vowel-or-mute-h-possessive-adjectives

I hope that's helpful!
Bonne journée !

Thomas C1Kwiziq community member
Thank you! I also found the answer. I'd completely forgotten about that rule

l'écriture (f)

The noun 'écriture' (handwriting) is feminine. But apparently the correct translation of "We cannot read his handwriting" is 'Nous ne pouvons pas lire son écriture'. I was using an exercise book and I thought the answer in the back might be a mistake, but Google Translate also comes up with the same translation. La bonne phrase est 'Nous ne pouvons pas lire sa écriture', n'est-ce pas?

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