TOO, silent S - but which case are they talking about? And when I listen to the speaker, they say TOOS when there is a vowel. and 2)

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Suzanne

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15 August 2018

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TOO, silent S - but which case are they talking about? And when I listen to the speaker, they say TOOS when there is a vowel. and 2)

This relates to:
Tout, tous, toute, toutes = Everything, all (of them), the whole -

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

23 August 2018

23/08/18

Hi Suzanne

Tous is pronounced differently whether it is an adjective ((too) or a pronoun (toos) but this might be better highlighted with examples. - 

1. Tous -you don't pronounce the 's' - 'too'

Tous mes copains = All my friends

Tous les pays du monde = All the countries in the world

Tous les garçons et les filles de mon âge = All the boys and girls of my age

( beautiful song from Françoise Hardy!)

2. Tous - the 's' is pronounced - 'toos'

Bonjour à tous! Hello everyone!

Ils sont tous gentils = They are all nice

Tous ensemble! = All together!

Hope this clarifies matters a bit...

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