Since "on" is singular, is, "On est Gentils," correct?

Susan C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Since "on" is singular, is, "On est Gentils," correct?

Asked 3 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team member
Bonjour Susan ! Yes, it is a very peculiar case, but when "on" actually refers to more than one person (= "nous"), you will agree adjectives to the number of people, therefore using plural... UNLESS you're using "on" in a general way (= "one" does...), then you will use the singular form. - Quand on est gentil, le monde nous sourit ! (When one is nice, the world smiles at them!) - On est gentils avec notre sœur. (We're nice with our sister.) I hope this helps! À bientôt !
Susan C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
One sees the logic. Merci!
Brenda LeisaA1Kwiziq community member
Merci, beaucoup!

Since "on" is singular, is, "On est Gentils," correct?

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