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A few questions please....

MartinA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

A few questions please....

In the sentence "tout le monde aide avec les corvées"

1. why is the phase singular if means plurel as in everyone 
2. why is corvées feminine? I would have thought corvés as it is a mix of people (potentially)

And...

In the sentence "Julien s'occupe du tri des déchets"

1. why “tri” and not “trie”, I couldn’t find a “tri” in any tenses?

Merci beaucoup

Asked 1 week ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Toute le monde -- (lit.) all of the world / everybody. In English, "everybody" is singular just as tout le monde is singular in French.

Le tri  is a noun. It means separation, sorting.

Le tri déchets -- waste sorting

La corvée -- chore, drudgery

A few questions please....

In the sentence "tout le monde aide avec les corvées"

1. why is the phase singular if means plurel as in everyone 
2. why is corvées feminine? I would have thought corvés as it is a mix of people (potentially)

And...

In the sentence "Julien s'occupe du tri des déchets"

1. why “tri” and not “trie”, I couldn’t find a “tri” in any tenses?

Merci beaucoup

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