Tous as adjective or pronouns?

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Tous as adjective or pronouns?

1) Ce sont tous mes meubles =These are all of my furniture or All these are my furniture? 'Tous' is pronouns or adjective in this sentence?

2) Can 'All these are my furniture' be translated as 'Tous ceux sont mes meunibles'? Is 'tous' an adjective in this sentence?

3) Can 'all of you' be translated as 'vous tous', eg: 'Vous tous pouvez manger les pommes'? Is tous a pronouns in this sentence?

Thanks!!

Asked 10 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Joan,

Sorry about the delay in answering this -

1- Tous here is an adjective and it agrees with the noun 'meubles' .

It could be for instance - 

Ce sont toutes mes affaires These are all my things

2- You could say pointing for instance - adjective again I believe.

Tous ceux-ci/là sont mes meubles 

Toutes celles-ci/là sont mes affaires 

3- You could indeed say 

Vous tous pouvez manger les pommes 

Tous here is a pronoun and it reinforces the vous. 

Hope this helps!

Tous as adjective or pronouns?

1) Ce sont tous mes meubles =These are all of my furniture or All these are my furniture? 'Tous' is pronouns or adjective in this sentence?

2) Can 'All these are my furniture' be translated as 'Tous ceux sont mes meunibles'? Is 'tous' an adjective in this sentence?

3) Can 'all of you' be translated as 'vous tous', eg: 'Vous tous pouvez manger les pommes'? Is tous a pronouns in this sentence?

Thanks!!

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