if show me your hands is tes , why isn't it ta main for raise your hand/
Need to know the context for the phrases to comment specifically. In general terms, my understanding of choosing between definite or possessive articles with body parts etc is :
1. Use the definite article when it is unambiguous whose body part etc is referred to - context is important.
2. Use the definite article with reflexive verbs; these verbs make it clear whose body part etc is referred to
3. Don’t use the definite article if the body part etc is the subject of the verb - use possessive article
4. There are optional use situations - for these there is guidance, but you need to develop “a feel” by reading and listening to lots of French !
Special cases when you use mon/ma/mes/etc with parts of the body (French Possessive Adjectives)
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