ses jours de congé: I'm doing one of your translation tests - why is there no S on congé please, even though it's jours with an s? Thank you!

Karen

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20 August 2018

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ses jours de congé: I'm doing one of your translation tests - why is there no S on congé please, even though it's jours with an s? Thank you!

This relates to:
Most nouns take an -s in the plural unless they already end in -s, -x, -z -

Chris

Kwiziq community member

21 August 2018

21/08/18

Hi Karen,

there's no s because congé is not an adjective but a noun. 

Jours de congé -- days of vacation. 

If you said instaid "jours congés" it would be an adjective and hence also pick up the s. The difference lying in the preposition "de". 

-- Chris (not a native speaker). 

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