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28 March 2017
'tout' (everything) vs 'tous' or 'toutes' (all of them)
'Tout' ('too') means 'everything, and its pronunciation must be distinguished from:
'Tous' ('toos') and 'toutes' ('toot') mean all of them.
With these ('all of them')
Here, there are 2 cases:
1. when used as the noun: (tous etaient content - all of them were happy-'toos');
2. when used as an adjective of the noun 'they' (as in 'they all' or 'they were ll'): (ils etaient tous content - they were all happy - 'too')
The weird one is 'ils l'ont tous eu' - they all passed - by the rule 'tous' should be pronounced 'too', but is pronounced 'toos' because of liaison. Is this correct?
This question relates to:French lesson "Tout, tous, toute, toutes = Everything, all (of them), the whole"
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