USING THE PLURAL PRONOUNS ILS/ELLES IN FRENCH

THE PRONOUNS ILS/ELLES IN FRENCH

 CLICK HERE FOR THE AUDIO:  A0000019

Ils and elles are the plural forms of il/elle.  When speaking about more than one you use these plural forms.   ILS- Used when speaking about  a mixed group of boys and girls.

EXAMPLES:  Marie et Paul sont  américains- Ils sont américain- They are Americans(Marie and Paul)

Halle Berry et Morgan Freeman sont acteurs américains- Ils ont acteurs américains. They are Americans
actors.(Halle Berry and Morgan Freeman are American actors)

ELLES-Used when speaking about a group of girls only.

EXAMPLES: Halle Berry et Julia Roberts sont actrices américaines-Elles sont actrices américaines(They are American actresses)

Jennifer Aniston et  Sharon Stone sont blondes- Elles sont blondes( They are blonds)

Learning when to use these pronouns will enable you to speak about people correctly.  It can be very embarrassing to use he when you  mean she and vice versa. 

Happy Study!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: