Nous sommes ouverts

AnitaC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Nous sommes ouverts

I wrote  “nous sommes ouvertes” as it was “the Bank” that was giving the information or am I just being too literal here ?

Asked 8 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Anita,

You cannot say, ' nous sommes ouvertes' as the 'nous' in grammatical terms is always masculine and plural when it is a combination of people.

Here it does stand for the bank and you could have said -

La banque ouvre de  ... à ...

but really it is quite common to say, speaking of an establishment :

Nous sommes ouverts de ... à ...

Hope this helps!

 

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

I guess ouvertes sounds like there are only female employees at the bank.

Nous sommes ouverts

I wrote  “nous sommes ouvertes” as it was “the Bank” that was giving the information or am I just being too literal here ?

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