Please just an aside question

Please just an aside question

Just an aside since i am still learning ,why " Tu feras tes devoirs pendant que je ferai la vaisselle " and not ....."je ferai les vaisselle"?
Asked 6 years ago
RonC1Correct answer

Bonsoir Sharon,
according to the Collins-Robert the word vaisselle is used singularly but has a plural sense to it.

dishes (= crockery collectively) = la vaisselle 

There are a few other words in French where this is the case.

Merci beaucoup Ron

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