Passèrent was used with a family, "les Hobbits,"

KC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Passèrent was used with a family, "les Hobbits,"

I thought that the singular was to be used with a family. K
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RonC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
Bonjour K, I think the issue here is that «la famille» was not used in the phrase but Les Hobbits was. Had the question been, «la famille, les Hobbits» then the 3rd person singular «passa» would be used. I do not recall anything that I have studied stating if the nom de la famille is used, then it is understood to be «la famille» for conjugation purposes. Bonne chance,
KC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Hi, Maybe the confusion came from something I vaguely remember related to Le Dupont being the Dupont family and that being singular. Thanks for the clarification K
RonC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
Bien sûr pas de problème. Bonne chance,

Passèrent was used with a family, "les Hobbits,"

I thought that the singular was to be used with a family. K

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