De and des

Meghna

Kwiziq community member

2 October 2016

2 replies

De and des

Why did you use la maison DES in the first example ? The maison is singular n'est c'est pas?

This relates to:
Expressing possession with 'de' -

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

2 October 2016

2/10/16

Bonjour Moushumi,

Yes, "maison" is singular, but it belongs to "the Jacksons," which is plural.

Meghna

Kwiziq community member

3 October 2016

3/10/16

I hadn't realised that Jackson represented a family name, I thought it was the name of an individual. Your explanation makes perfect sense now . Merci!

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