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

KC1

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

I thought that the singular was to be used with a family. K
Asked 2 years ago
RonC1
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,
KC1
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
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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