In the lesson: Raise your hand please, I used votre main since clearly another person is involved, the one telling someone else to raise her hand. Why is la main the correct usage? Thanks much.
You would use -
Levez la main si vous connaissez la réponse! = Raise your hand if you know the answer
For instance to a group whether you said tu or vous to them.
Each person raising their own hand.
If you said -
Levez les mains!
Each would raise both hands in the air.
Hope this helps!
There is no possibility for misunderstanding if you say la main in this case, either to a group or to a single person (formal "you").
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