How do I know that this is "his" room and not "her" or "their" room?

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9 August 2017

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How do I know that this is "his" room and not "her" or "their" room?

This question relates to:
French lesson "Il y a = There is, There are"


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9 August 2017


Bonjour Yvonne !

When you say "Il y a un lit dans sa chambre.", the possessive sa could indeed refer to either "his" or "her" room, as the gender of the possessive adjective is determined by the possession , and not the owner.

Without a clear context, in French there is no way for you to know the gender of the owner from the possessive adjective !

Have a look at our related lessons:

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !

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