2nd person plural

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2nd person plural

Vous vous appelez Monsieur Durand.

Is this 2nd person plural?  And if it is why is it for a singular person?

Asked 3 years ago
JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Vous can be either plural or polite form singular.

The example "vous vous appelez Monsieur Durand" is an application of s'appeler. In this case the gentleman is called Mr Durand, and when stated or interrogated vous (polite singular) call yourself (vous singular) Mr (Monsieur) Durand. Either as a statement or question.

https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/tu-and-vous-are-used-for-three-types-of-you

2nd person plural

Vous vous appelez Monsieur Durand.

Is this 2nd person plural?  And if it is why is it for a singular person?

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