Les yeux vs mes yeux

MarenC1Kwiziq community member

Les yeux vs mes yeux

In the sentence "my eyes are blue..." I wrote 'Les yeux sont bleus (I forgot to add the j'ai), but it was corrected to "Mes yeux sont bleus." I thought you did not use possessives with body parts?

Asked 4 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Maren, 

This question has been asked before and students find this topic very difficult...

These are the links to the  Kwiziq lessons showing you when to use possessive adjectives with parts of the body -

https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/revision/grammar/special-cases-when-you-can-use-mon-ma-mes-etc-with-parts-of-the-body-possessive-adjectives

And when not -

https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/revision/grammar/using-le-la-les-with-body-parts-and-clothing-definite-articles

Hope this helps!

Les yeux vs mes yeux

In the sentence "my eyes are blue..." I wrote 'Les yeux sont bleus (I forgot to add the j'ai), but it was corrected to "Mes yeux sont bleus." I thought you did not use possessives with body parts?

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