Tous being used to mean "all of them"

Tous being used to mean "all of them"

This was the question: 

"Tu as les billets ? Oui, je les ai tous" means:

From a drop-down multiple choice, I answered that it meant "I have everything" but I wasn't sure that was correct because of the "les"

The correct answer was, "I have all of them," but couldn't that be written as, "J'en ai tous?" That's where I got confused.

Asked 2 months ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Hi Joanne,

Je les ai tous = I have all of them ( the tickets being replaced by 'les')

J'ai tout = I have everything

J'en ai tous is incorrect and has no meaning in French if you wanted to say I have a few of /some of them you would have to say -

J'en ai quelques-uns 

Hope this helps!

Oui, je les ai tous. -- Yes, I have them all. This makes no reference to any group of things of which you have taken some or all.

Tous being used to mean "all of them"

This was the question: 

"Tu as les billets ? Oui, je les ai tous" means:

From a drop-down multiple choice, I answered that it meant "I have everything" but I wasn't sure that was correct because of the "les"

The correct answer was, "I have all of them," but couldn't that be written as, "J'en ai tous?" That's where I got confused.

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