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Possessive adjectives - mon, ton, son

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This Revision Bite will give you practice in using possessive adjectives - mon, ton, son - in French.

Agreeing with the noun

Possessive adjectives show who something or someone belongs to. They come before the noun and agree with that noun, not the owner.

Possesive adjectives - masculine, feminine and plural

EnglishMasculineFeminineBefore vowelPlural
Mymon (sac)ma (copine)mon (amie)mes (amis)
Your (singular, familiar)tontatontes
His, her, itssonsasonses
Ournotrenotrenotrenos
Your (plural, formal)votrevotrevotrevos
Theirleurleurleurleurs

So the following would have to agree with the noun when they become possive adjectives:

  • Un sac (masculine singular) --> Elle adore son sac (She loves his/her bag)
  • Des amis (plural) --> Ce sont nos amis (They're our friends)
  • Une veste (feminine singular) --> J'aime bien ta veste! (I love your jacket!)

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