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Directions use either sa, son, or ses
Rewrite each sentence correctly

1. Le pere de Marine est dans la cuisine?
Answer: Son pere est dans la cousin

2. La soeur de Marine est blonde?
Answer: Sa soeur de Marine est blonde.

3. La soeur de Thomas est a Paris?
Answer: Sa soeur de Thomas est a Paris.

4. La maison de Thomas est jolie?
Answer: Sa maison de Thomas est jolie.

5. L' appartement de Marine est beau?
Answer: Son appartement de Marine est beau.

6. Les cousins de Thomas son eleves?
Answer: Ses cousins de Thomas sont eleves.

7. Les grands - parents de Thomas ont un chien?
Answer: Ses grands - parents de Thomas ont un chien.

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    Be very careful with the spelling. "cousin" for example is cousin but "cuisine" is kitchen! Where are the necessary accent marks? I can tell you how to make them with the computer if you tell me 2 things:

    1. PC or MAC?
    2. Windows or not?

    1. (Ans.) Son père est dans la cuisine. (Her father is in the kitchen.)

    2. (shorter) Sa soeur est blonde. (Her sister is blonde.)

    Perhaps the difficulty is that you don't know what you are working with? son, sa, ses are Possessive Adjectives. You might like to see them all.

    Possessive adjectives in French agree with the THING possesed and not with the person possessing the thing. When you see Le père de Marine. "Le père, the father, is masculine singular BUT Marine is feminine singular. So, although you are talking about the father, SON père means "her" father in this case because it Marine's father.

    my (something masculine and singular) MON
    (something feminine and singular)
    MA
    (something plural)
    MES
    examples: mon livre, ma maison, mes choses

    your (the familiar form "tu")
    (something masculine and singular)
    ton
    (something feminine and singular)
    ta
    (something plural)
    tes

    examples: ton frère, ta soeur, tes parents

    his, her, its (all of those in English)
    (something masculine and singular)
    son
    (something feminine and singular)
    sa
    (something plural)
    ses
    examples: son livre = just looking at the French you won't be able to tell if it's HIS, HER or ITS book!
    sa maison = HIS, HER or ITS house/mone
    ses choses = HIS, HER or ITS things

    PLURAL forms:
    our = (something masculine, singular)
    notre
    (something fem., singular)
    notre (yes, they are identical!)
    (something plural, either masculine or feminine, it doesn't matter)
    nos
    examples: notre lycée = our school
    notre voiture = our car
    nos livres = our books
    nos maisons = our houses

    Are you with me so far? Now, why don't you try numbers 3 through 7 and then I can help you better if you make any errors!

    In number 1, for example, you were looking at THE father of Marine. You do not want to replace it with HER father of Marine. Just HER father. Look carefully at my answers in #1 and #2.

    Sra (aka Mme)

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    P.S. I didn't finish with the plural. Sorry.

    your ("vous" which is formal, singular or plural)
    (something masc. and sing.)
    votre
    (also something fem. and sing.)
    votre
    (something plural)
    vos

    examples: votre frère (your brother, when I call YOU "vous" and not "tu")
    votre soeur = (your sister)
    vos frères (your brothers)
    vos soeurs - (your sisters)
    their (for "ils/elles")
    (something singular, whether masculine or feminine)
    leur
    (something plural, whether masculine or feminine)
    leurs

    examples: leur maison (their house)
    leurs maisons (their houses)

    ***something you may not have seen yet about mo, ton, and son. INSTEAD of ma, ta, and sa before a feminin e singular noun beginning with a vowel (a, e, i, o, u) or silent h:

    examples: mon idée (my idea, although "idée" is feminine the SOUND of "ma idée" would choke you! For SOUND "mon" is used.
    ton adresse
    son habitude
    (just more examples of feminine, singular nouns beginning with a vowel or silent "h."

    Sra (aka Mme)

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