"On regardait les lucioles, et soudain elles ont toutes disparu.+

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"On regardait les lucioles, et soudain elles ont toutes disparu.+

Is it necessary to use "toutes" in this sentence, or can one just say "...et soudain elles ont disparu?  Does it change the meaning somehow?

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ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Yes, you can omit toutes, but the statement would be weakened. Toutes insists that all the fireflies disappeared.

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"On regardait les lucioles, et soudain elles ont toutes disparu.+

Is it necessary to use "toutes" in this sentence, or can one just say "...et soudain elles ont disparu?  Does it change the meaning somehow?

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