s not silent in tous

MichelleA1Kwiziq community member

s not silent in tous

Greetings,

In the example above, the speaker pronounces the "s" in 'tous'.  What is the rule here?  I am confused on the s being pronounced.  The sentence is:

Vous faites tous vos devoirs?


Asked 4 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Michelle,

That's an interesting example because it depends on what you are trying to say -

Vous faites tous vos devoirs You are all doing your homework 

The -s is pronounced as it means all of you and it reiterates the vous, subject of faire in that sentence.

But if you said to children for instance -

Faites tous vos devoirs! Do all your homework!

The 'tous' apply to devoirs and agrees with the noun devoirs and is the object of faire.

In this case the -s is not pronounced.

Take a look at the following Kwiziq lesson with more in-depth explanation -

https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/tout-tous-and-toute-toutes-all-all-of-them-the-whole-indefinite-pronouns

Hope this helps!

s not silent in tous

Greetings,

In the example above, the speaker pronounces the "s" in 'tous'.  What is the rule here?  I am confused on the s being pronounced.  The sentence is:

Vous faites tous vos devoirs?


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