Susan asked: "Is repeating "des" before "sœurs" optional?"

AurélieKwiziq team member

Susan asked: "Is repeating "des" before "sœurs" optional?"

"Vous avez des frères et sœurs ?"
Asked 2 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team member
Bonjour Susan ! Usually in French, you will need to repeat articles after "et", but in this specific expression, the form you mentioned is actually more colloquial, though "Vous avez des frères et des sœurs ?" would be perfectly correct too. À bientôt !
Susan C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
It's important to know what's colloquial! Merci, s.

Susan asked: "Is repeating "des" before "sœurs" optional?"

"Vous avez des frères et sœurs ?"

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