For "our parents" (ie. it is my brother and my parents), why do we say "nos parents" instead of "notre parents" since it is the same parents?

KimiaC1Kwiziq community member

For "our parents" (ie. it is my brother and my parents), why do we say "nos parents" instead of "notre parents" since it is the same parents?

Asked 7 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Kimia,

Take a look at the following Kwiziq lesson on plural possessive adjectives -

https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/use-notre-nos-votre-vos-leur-leurs-to-say-our-your-and-their-possessive-adjectives

Hope this helps!

ToddA1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Notre is singular, while nos is plural. Since you're referring to both parents, which is plural, then you'd use nos. It makes no difference whether the parents are the same or not. 

For "our parents" (ie. it is my brother and my parents), why do we say "nos parents" instead of "notre parents" since it is the same parents?

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